June is shaping up to be a very busy month. I am serving as the dialect/vocal coach for Olney Theatre Center's production of Angel Street under the direction of Jack Going, as well as preparing to teach at the Four Week Lessac Summer Intensive in Greencastle, IN. I have many singing engagements planned up to that point, so there's no rest involved just yet.
I miss my beloved Pete every hour of every day--but I think he'd be pleased at the way I'm handling my commitments. He was my business manager--so he really wanted me to keep tabs on all that I am doing, and keep good records. I'm trying, Pete...I'm trying....trying harder every day!
Pete enjoying gelato in Assisi! Yes, that's my thumb on the left--the big, pinkish oval...my bad...
Here's a great picture of Pete and our waiter at a lovely outside restaurant across the street from our hotel in Rome in 2008 when we went on a Franciscan pilgrimage and I served as music minister. We had a wonderful time!
New Mass of St. Anthony of Padua
My new Mass setting is now available for church use. Please call me at 410-987-4961 or email me if you would like to use this setting. I will have sound files available soon on my "Other Products' page soon!
I now have Skype available for voice coaching! Check out my Voice Studio page to find out more! Long distance is no longer an obstacle to voice improvement and building your voice-over skills or voice training of any sort!
I just love this picture of Deb Kinghorn, Arthur Lessac and me at one of our conferences not too long ago. He had to have been 100 at the time. Doesn't he look great--actually, I think we all look great!
We have a very busy summer coming up for the Lessac Institute. Please check out the Workshops page at http://www.lessacinstitute.com to see all the offerings that are going to be sprinkled throughout the country and news from abroad.
I just came back from our 8th Annual Lessac Conference hosted by the Beverly Garland Hotel in Studio City, LA. It was great fun, and I really enjoyed seeing all my old friends and colleagues as well as making new ones.
New Mass setting--Mass of St. Anthony now available!
I have finished composing a new Mass setting titled The Mass of St. Anthony of Padua. It is an easy to learn, congregational-friendly setting that has gotten great response since I've been introducing it around the Baltimore, Maryland area. I now have songbooks and CD available! Call me at 410-987-4861.
My mother and father, Alcuin and Mary Jo Krebs will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 26th this summer. Below is a picture from their wedding day, and how they look today! I am so fortunate to still have them with me.
To the left was taken on their wedding day, June 26, 1948 in front of my mother's parents' house, and above was taken just this past year. They still look happy after all these years.
Again, in light of the economy these days, I would like to try an experiment.
In the past, most churches and such venues expected to pay a set price for a concert of my music. I have always tried to make all my concerts affordable, but even so, sometimes it's just not in the budget anymore to bring in someone or some event that might enhance the life of the faith community. Well, how about sharing a concert for a 'free-will' offering by those attending? In this way, the church itself would not be bearing any burden for bringing something potentially exciting, rewarding and spiritually uplifting to parishioners. If this is something your church or faith community would entertain, just email me, or call me we'll discuss the possibility. My main goal has always been to share the music that God has given me to write, perform and record. That's the bottom line. So...what are we waiting for?
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