Category: Blog

AMERICA SINGS – A Blog

Lady of the Harbor    by Lee Hoiby (from The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, as it appears on the Statue of Liberty) “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside […]

AMERICA SINGS – A Blog

The White Dawn Stealing  from “Four American Indian Songs” by Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881 – 1946) September 17, 2016           Okay, how’s this for a life? The year is 1851. You are born in NYC. You study business. No, wait, you really are a musician at heart. You study organ. Eh, no. […]

Letters Set To Music – A Blog

    March 29, 2016 Am I Blue? The winner of our song competition, Isabella Nicole Ness, set a beautiful letter of Vincent Van Gogh, written to his brother Theo. Theo adored his older brother. He believed in him, supported him financially, and unfailingly encouraged him. Theo understood Vincent. Any who have stood before a Van […]

Letters Set To Music – A Blog

      March 25, 2016 Oh, Emily I don’t know about you, but I always think of Emily in her late, reclusive years. A kind of white clad angel-scribe, observing all of nature, and all the human heart can hold – from a 3X5 foot window on the second floor of her house on Main Street in […]

Letters Set To Music – A Blog

    March 23, 2016 Dear Santa… When we were gathering composers for this letters project, we reached out to Logan Skelton. “As long as it’s an actual letter you can choose anything at all to set.” Anything… Everything. So close, these two. Dear Santa, All I want is just a little thing, but it […]