Meet Mae Koen

This week Dr. Greta Pope sits down with the Queen of Soul, Mae Koen. Mae was a background singer for Aretha Franklin where she learned a lot, including to always let the music guide you where you want to go and not to be afraid to experiment. Let the music speak to your soul and respond to where it wants to take you.

Follow Mae on Facebook. Learn more about Mae here.

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Meet Gaye Klopack

This week we’re excited to welcome Gaye Klopack to The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. Gaye is a vocal pedagogist extraordinaire. She is a singer, a private voice teacher, and a choral director with more than 25 years of experience. Her love of singing and teaching has rewarded her with a successful and enriching career and she is excited to be able to share her knowledge and expertise with audiences and students of all levels.

Learn more about Gaye by visiting her website.

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Meet Char Jones

This week we welcome Char Jones who specializes as a Vocalist and Pianist in the Gospel Tradition. Char’s mission is to sing, inspire, and empower. She has traveled and shared her gifts on many different stages across the country. Her music style has been described as a soulful mix of contemporary gospel infused with jazz, soul, and divine inspiration. Listen now.

Learn more about Char by visiting her website and following her on Instagram and Facebook

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Meet Gabe Preisser

Gabe Preisser is a Grammy Award winning baritone and has been praised by Opera News for his “handsome voice, charismatic energy, and timbral allure” and The New York Times called his performance as Lt. Gordon “wonderful.” His resume includes over 40 operatic and musical theater roles. Aside from his performance career, Mr. Preisser serves as executive director for Opera Orlando.

Learn more about Gabe by visiting his website and his YouTube channel. Learn more about Opera Orlando by visiting their website. Follow Opera Orlando on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Meet Margaret Murphy-Webb

This week Dr. Greta Pope chats with Margaret Murphy-Webb, Executive Director, South Side Jazz Coalition. Margaret Murphy-Webb is a Chicago-based musician and activist. A graduate of Chicago State University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, she is an award-winning international performer with over 30 years of experience. Margaret retired as a Chicago Police officer with 22 years of service.

In 2018, Margaret was named Chicago’s Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists of America for her work as co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, the South Side Jazz Coalition, which produces and promotes free music and educational events on the South Side. Margaret is a co-chair of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Year of Chicago Music 2020 and a member of the City of Chicago Cultural Council.

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Learn more about Margaret by visiting her website. Learn more about The South Side Jazz Coalition by visiting their website and following them on Facebook and Instagram

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Meet Daniel Adjei

This week Dr. Greta Pope meets with Audio Producer, Music Video Producer, Designer, and Photographer – Daniel Adjei. Daniel believes in storytelling in all its forms and uses a variety of equipment for this endeavor. Check out the full episode now!

Learn more about Daniel by visiting his website.

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Meet John Martin Hacker

This week Dr. Greta Pope welcomes John Martin Hacker to the podcast. John is the founder of The Singing Creative and the President of Chicago Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). He’s a voice teacher, singer, director, and collaborator and has so much to share. You won’t want to miss this episode.

Learn more about John by visiting his website. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

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Meet Music Strong Owner Angela McCuiston

This week Dr. Greta Pope sits down with Angela McCuiston, owner of Music Strong. Angela has a strong background in music from a young age and noticed a need for her musicians to have a certain level of endurance and strength in order to play their instrument or perform for long periods of time, this resulting in the creation of Music Strong. Listen to the full episode now.

Learn more about Music Strong by visiting their website. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Meet Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth helps businesses protect their most important assets by providing thoughtful, thorough counsel in the fields of copyright, trademark and digital business law. Aside from maintaining a vibrant arts law practice, Elizabeth is also a photographer and musician.

Follow Elizabeth on Facebook, and visit her website

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Meet Sarah Purser Bojorquez

This week Greta sits down with Sarah Purser Bojorquez, mezzo soprano and a Central Florida based singer, songwriter, voice teacher, and educator. She earned her master of arts in music and bachelor of music education degrees from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Purser is the education director for Opera Orlando as well as the business manager for Orlando Sings.

Learn more about Sarah by visiting her website and follow Orlando Sings on Instagram. Check out the Orlando Sings website.

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