Choral Music Category

Restart, Refresh, and Reconnect.


Since my last post in June, things have happened. I was told that our 3rd Spanish position in our school was excessed. We would go back and teach 36-40 students each period, which meant I would have to teach a minimum of 350 students per school year. During that same time, I applied for a […]

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A classic poem takes a new (musical) flight


A dear friend of mine, who shall remain in anonymity, once showed me e.e. cummings’ i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart). As clichéd as it sounds, I loved it. In the course of this past semester, I enrolled in a composition class. In this class put my big boy pants, and […]

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If music be the food of love…


If music be the food of love, sing on till I am fill’d with joy; for then my list’ning soul you move with pleasures that can never cloy, your eyes, your mien, your tongue declare that you are music ev’rywhere. Pleasures invade both eye and ear, so fierce the transports are, they wound, and all […]

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Believe, I shall…


I believe in the sun, and the warm it exudes. I believe in the moon, the stars, and space. In the sound of the wind against my face. The chill of winter on a morning’s breath  I believe in the heart, emotions palpitating…In the sea and its temperamentI believe in starting clean, and the opportunities it can bring.In […]

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One Winged Angel


Lately, I’ve been overthinking. More than usual. I’ve been pondering in my relationship. I’ve ben pondering in my relationship with peers, friends, and professors. I’ve transported myself back to the time where it felt just like this one. I call it the Great Depression of 2008. But (there is always one, isn’t there?) it’s not.  The […]

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Let’s Chat Over Coffee- Chapter 6


Chapter Six                  So was this you trying to impress me? By tripping on the carpet. By the way that cinnamon dolce latte is really good. It might be a new favorite. It might be. Said Colin smirking. Oh shut it. I did not trip. As I told you the Earth rotated against my will. […]

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Sube el telón…


“No hay nada más poderoso, aterrador, hermoso y fascinante, estar en un teatro (del tamaño que sea), suban el telón y de repente, todo el mundo vea cada uno de tus movimientos, mientras ese silencio aterrador nos consume y nuestro estómago vacío quiera virarse de donde está, y con solo un movimiento de manos, una […]

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Misty Snowy Woods: Creating Musical Poetry


Last year, I enrolled in the Creative Writing (ENGL.400)  at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. As the semester progressed, our professor Dr. Mercedes Torres, challenged me in how I wrote literature and music. As the semester came to a close, I had to turn in a chapbook with all of my writing that I composed […]

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E.E. Cummings poetry in Choral Music.


i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth day of life […]

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