Last night was so special. Couldn't think of a better way to say good bye to this very special community choir (The All Village Singers) that I have had the privilege to direct for the past two years. Since this upcoming Holiday season I will have my hands full with other things (we are expecting baby Sparrow to arrive around Thanksgiving)...I will be handing the group over to their next director. They will have a fine fall/holiday season and will be in good hands!
Our program was filled with songs about dreams and inspiration, the sun, moon, and stars (and rainbows) - and we had just the best weekend - full of really great performances.
"Becoming a mother changed me. I have more love, passion, and fulfillment in life; which in turn, enriches my artistry. Please join me in normalizing motherhood within the performing artist's culture."
- Rachel Sparrow
Rachel Sparrow is a professional singer, musician,(violin, piano, ukulele) actor, teacher, arranger, writer, and most importantly: a wife and a mommy of two littles. She loves to help parents make everyday life musical with their kids as well as share backstage stories, and performance experiences here. She earned her Master's degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds two Bachelor's degrees in Voice, and Music Education (certified to teach k-12 vocal & instrumental music) from Idaho State University. She is also a certified Music Together Director (music class for birth-5 yrs). See about Rachel.
"Think Outside Your Box" means 3 things:
1. Be Selfless - think beyond your own "box". (and for singers, there's more to life than your voice box!) You're capable of helping and healing others.
2. Feel Empowered to bust out of the proverbial
"box" made of societally-induced-parameters.
3. Be Bold. Innovate. Stretch yourself. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.