At 16 years of age, I had the privilege of performing with my high school ensembles to France, England and Ireland. It was a remarkable and life-changing journey. Through this, I learned to appreciate other cultures, absorb the historic beauty of European cities and countryside, make life-long friendships and create music beyond anything I had ever experienced.
In part this is why I have accepted the invitation to lead the Notes of Joy festival - hoping to help make the same kind of opportunity available to other singers.
Traveling to Italy enables you to sing in glorious centuries-old cathedrals, see magnificent frescos by Michelangelo, savor the aromas of authentic Italian food, and hear the Italian language spoken - the operatic language of so many Verdi, Puccini and Mozart operas.
Join me in creating music and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime
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