SoundCheck – February 12, 2021

SoundCheck with Dr. Greta Pope – Charles Andrew Gardner & Troy Pryor

So excited to be hosting a new webinar series entitled SoundCheck, a vibrant weekly conversation with Singers, Voice-over Artists, Audio Book Actors and others who use their voices professionally. Join us on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. CDT. This week’s guests were Joan Hammel and Joe Wright. This week’s guest was Dan Navarro. Join us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/kaufherrcenter

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Meet Chicago Lyric Opera Career Chorister Tom Potter

Join Dr. Greta Pope as she sits down with Chicago Lyric Opera Career Chorister Tom Potter…Tenor Extraordinaire and Greyhound Rescue Hero!

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SoundCheck – Week 5

SoundCheck with Dr. Greta Pope – Charles Andrew Gardner & Troy Pryor

So excited to be hosting a new webinar series entitled SoundCheck, a vibrant weekly conversation with Singers, Voice-over Artists, Audio Book Actors and others who use their voices professionally. Join us on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. CDT. This week’s guests were Joan Hammel and Joe Wright. This week’s guests were Charles Andrew Gardner & Troy Pryor. Join us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/kaufherrcenter

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SoundCheck – Week 4

SoundCheck with Dr. Greta Pope – Kathleen Lawler & Mike Ward

So excited to be hosting a new webinar series entitled SoundCheck, a vibrant weekly conversation with Singers, Voice-over Artists, Audio Book Actors and others who use their voices professionally. Join us on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. CDT. This week’s guests were Joan Hammel and Joe Wright. This week’s guests were Mike Ward and Kathleen Lawlor. Join us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/kaufherrcenter

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SoundCheck week 3

So excited to be hosting a new webinar series entitled SoundCheck, a vibrant weekly conversation with Singers, Voice-over Artists, Audio Book Actors and others who use their voices professionally. Join us on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. CDT. This week’s guests were Richard Shavzin and Judy Blue. Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/kaufherrcenter

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Kate O’Neal…Quirky, Fun and Brilliant!

Learn about this Los Angeles based singer/composer, Kate O’Neal. Coming from a classical music background, she is an arts administrator by day and a 21st Century avant-garde composer by night. Check her out!

Listen to Kate’s stream here.

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Joe Stamm Band and the Legacy He’s Built

The Joe Stamm Band makes countrified roots-rock with an emphasis on the roots, drawing on Stamm’s small-town upbringing in rural Illinois, for a sound that blends heartland hooks with Nashville twang. It’s a sound that’s taken the songwriter from the college apartment where he strummed his first chords to venues beyond the Midwest, sharing shows with personal heroes like Kris Kristofferson and Chris Knight along the way.

With his debut LP, The Good & The Crooked (& The High & The Horny), Stamm begins building his own legacy, leading his band of road warriors through an album rooted in all-American storytelling and guitar-driven swagger.

Learn more about Joe Stamm Band by visiting his websiteFacebookYouTube, and Instagram.

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Bobby Vickers, Star of the Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show

Meet Robert Vickers’ alter ego, the Fabulous Bud E. Luv, a lounge singer who boasts about running with the Rat Pack, penning songs for Tom Jones and putting the boss in Bossa Nova. Featured on MTV, VH1 and “The Today Show,” the singer-bandleader-comedian was even on hand to play easy-listening versions of Ozzy Osbourne’s greatest hits when the rock icon renewed his vows to wife, Sharon.

Click HERE to learn more about the hilarious singer/comedian Bud E. Luv!

Check out the full show here.

Visit Bobby’s website: www.budeluv.com

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Andrea Carlson…Voice Like Golden Honey

Andrea Carlson has a voice like golden honey! A sparkling and alluring spirit, she warms hearts everywhere with her own brand of retro jazz, swing, blues, and roots music. The easy popularity of her sound shows in her active and far reaching touring schedule – based in Philadelphia, Andrea has performed in a dozen states and as many countries, including six seasons at the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival.

Check out Andrea’s website here

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Rae-Myra Hilliard, Devotee of Classical Music

Rae-Myra Hilliard is a devotee of classical music. Her Queens of Composition: Excellence in the Music of Black American Women project is an outstanding contribution to music history. Learn about Rae-Myra’s journey as an Oberlin College classically trained singer. If you’re looking for unique programming celebrating Black History, don’t miss this! Great information!

Rae-Myra’s Suggested Collections and Texts  

Collections 

44 Art Songs and Spirituals by Florence B. Price. Richard Heard, editor. (Classical Vocal  Reprints) 

Songs and Spirituals Volume 1 by Jacqueline B. Hairston (Classical Vocal Reprints) Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers. Compiled by Willis C. Patterson 

Second Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers. Compiled and edited by Willis  C. Patterson (Videmus.org) 

Art Songs & Spirituals by African-American Women Composers. Vivian Taylor, editor.  (Classical Vocal Reprints) 

The New Negro Spiritual. Compiled and edited by Willis C. Patterson (Videmus.org) 

Rediscovering Margaret Bonds: Art Songs, Spirituals, Musical Theatre and Popular Songs.  Louise Toppin, editor. (Videmus.org) 

Texts: 

Songs and Spirituals: The Life and Music of Jacqueline Hairston. Phillip Harris. 

The Art of the Spiritual: Enhancing Performance of the Concert Spiritual. C. Susheel Bibbs 

The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price. Rae Linda Brown

Listening list:

To My Little Son

Hold Fast to Dreams

Night

At the Feet o’ Jesus 

Travel’s End 

Love let the wind cry…. 

I Want to die while you Love me 

Come Down, Angels 

Watch and Pray 

Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord 

He’ Got the Whole World in His Hands 

Stopping By Woods 

Lord I just Can’t Keep from Cryin’ 

Three Dream Portraits 

Summer Song from Songs of the Season 

Poeme d’Automne from Songs of the Season 

Lena McLin – McLin’s short speech 

Call Jesus 

Wait ‘til I put on my crown 

Hold out your light 

On Consciousness Streams 

Guide My Feet 

Lord. I’ll Go 

My Good Lord Done Been Here 

God is a God (about 30 seconds in) 

Farmchild’s Lullaby 

Caper’s explanation on Song of the Seasons 

Song of the Seasons 

Ruby 

Regina Harris Baiocchi on Florence Price 

Shadows 

Hold Out for Joy 

Cracking the Canon….(Samantha Ege, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Dolores White) 

Hurston Songs 

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