ON RESILIENCE: A CONVERSATION WITH DARLA BAIR
AUGUST 1, 2021
Darla Bair is an accomplished musician, teacher, conductor, writer, composer, and clergy person, who happened to wake up
one morning totally deaf in her left ear. Darla is the founder and artistic director of the Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers, along with the music director for the Robert Dean Chorale. Her wit, enthusiasm, and passion for choral music has brought her choirs to Madison Square Garden, on the field of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, and opening for the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Bair places a particular emphasis on sign language, and all Amadeus singers perform with sign language on at least one of the pieces in each of their concerts. She currently maintains a private piano studio and teaches piano and music theory at the OASIS program in Rochester, New York.
RESCUING OUR HUMANITY THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS
DECEMBER 30, 2020
A wonderful talk with the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Southwest Michigan on building relationships through understanding, even when differences may cause anger. How do we redirect that anger to those in power? How do we approach these conversations as our world continues to dramatically change?
THE BIOCHEMICAL POWER OF CHORAL SINGING
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
In a time where the state of the arts is ever more fragile, it is important to be reminded of the profound benefits of choral singing. It is well understood that music, in general, contributes to our emotional, physiological, and spiritual well-being. But what about choral music specifically? What if I told you that choral music could have an impact on our biochemistry, affecting areas including stress, social bonding, and our immune response? In the midst of a global health crisis where the fate of near-future singing is uncertain, discussing the biochemical benefits of choral singing is an essential concept.
WHEN ARTISTS HAVE TO LEARN SCIENCE
August 16, 2020
A conversation with Chris Munce on Choralosophy about the state of choral singing during COVID-19
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL HISTORY AND IMPACT
FEBRUARY 10, 2019
A SCIENCE-ORIENTED CONDUCTOR ON THE STATE OF CHORAL SINGING
JULY 27, 2020
YOUNG CONDUCTOR SPEARHEADS COMMUNITY CHORAL CONCERT
NOVEMBER 2, 2019