With the world battling the coronavirus, we’ve all experienced a lot of changes to the way we live our daily lives. Perhaps you have already heard, but singing is the worst thing you can do right now, as the huge amount of air that singers use causes us to be super-spreaders. While many things are slowly beginning to return to normal, the music industry is still grossly affected. Below, you can discover the projects that have kept me busy through theses months of quarantine.
I coached the role of Gretel with Luke A. Housner Summer Opera Workshops and performed virtually as part of an opera livestream.
“An Oberlin senior degree recital featuring music from Haydn’s The Creation, Lieder by Schubert, and selections from Ricky Ian Gordon’s Too Few the Mornings Be. This recital is in collaboration with Javier Gonzalez.”
“A video series featuring weekly Sunday scripture and music following the same message. This project is made possible by musicians and leadership of St. Peter’s UCC in Amherst, Ohio. Conceived by Caroline Wolfe, this venture serves to share our weekly Anthem(s) with a broader audience, making both scripture and song more accessible during the Coronavirus shutdown.”
I performed a virtual Carols for a Cause event through Zion Lutheran Church in York, Pennsylvania. This annual benefit concert raises money for Olivia’s House.
“A lecture recital on the songs of Charles Ives and how Ives’ specific composition techniques have impacted the musical canon moving forward.”
An original opera film short, conceived and performed by me, depicting a day in the life of a grocery store worker during this pandemic. This premiered alongside the work of my classmates at Oberlin Conservatory.
“With music by Poulenc, Musto, and Rodrigo, this recital features Oberlin student Caroline Wolfe and staff pianists Thomas Bandy and Javier Gonzalez. This degree recital was previously postponed due to COVID-19.”
For nine weeks of summer, I collaborated with Leah Jorgensen and Jordan Moore to curate a virtual recital series featuring one work by a Black American composer every week.