Costume, Movement & Mood

How what we wear can fit, inspire and enhance our movement and performance. Kate Conklin X Sumissura

Why I study

I continue to consult, study and coach with my mentors. I do this because everything I do- singing, teaching, living my life- is a life-long learning endeavor.

I’m hearing it more than I’m feeling it

The old feeling can’t happen in a new process.

Bigger Ears: How to recalibrate your listening

Listening exercises to get your ears in ship-shape shape.

Resonance as an emergent property

By appropriately coordinating the vocal mechanism, one can quite easily call up different colors and emphasize specific spectral resonance without diminishing the others.

The Goldilocks Conundrum: Just Right

What does “just right” actually mean?

Wisdom from Georgia O’Keeffe

“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”