The "Find Your Best Voice" podcast will do a deep dive into the stories of a variety of singing artists. We will learn about the way their career has been shaped, and where they look for inspiration. Along the way we hope that we'll provide a source of encouragement and inspiration for others to find their best voice.
Episode 7 features singer and teacher Lisa Barksdale. Lisaspeaks about growing up singing in her church, how that led her to pursue a career as a singer and teacher, her journey with the McClosky Technique, and how that directed her into a second career as a speech language pathologist.
Episode 6 features contemporary singer Keri Lee Pierson. Keri Leespeaks about forging a path in contemporary classical music, why she thinks that it can be an important vehicle to elevate female voices, and her initiative iPlay which is designed to bring contemporary classical music to young audiences. Learn More About Keri Lee: facebook.com/deuxsaisonsduo www.kerileesoprano.com iPlay GoFundMe Campaign
Episode 5 features singer and actress Annie Gill as she speaks candidly about the difficulties and rewards of a career in the arts. She shares how an opportunity during the pandemic turned into a labor of love as she recorded an album of Czech and Slovak music entitled "Songs of Love and Hope."
Episode 4 is a conversation with singer and actress Jessica Fishenfeld. She shares her early beginnings as a singer growing up in Great Neck, NY, and tells us about recording and premiering the brand new song cycle "The Nothing Lamp."
Episode 3 is a conversation with mezzo-soprano and teacher Megan Gillespie. She discusses her traumatic beginnings with singing, how the Young Arts program shaped her career, and how she is using her history of burnout to now help others.
Episode 2 is a conversation with Dr. Rebecca Loar. She discusses growing up in Florida and knowing from an early age that she wanted to be a performer, how studying and living in New York was a formative part of her career, and her research into the history and future of the Singing Voice Specialist.
Episode 1 is a conversation with singer, mom, and children's book author April Boyett Kocher. April talks about growing up and training as a singer, her life as a mom, and how both of those things inspired her to begin a series of children's books about a girl who loves the performing arts!