singing, and mentoring made a HUGE difference both in my time at Yale and in my music-making since then. The joys and friendships formed in Hendrie Hall were led by your vision for community ... of singing and working together. Of working hard, of caring about the score, and of caring about each other. I am so very, very thankful for the opportunity you gave me to lead the Freshman Chorus and to start the Summer Chorus. There are some pieces that I will always remember your critiques of or insights on ... to do Randall Thompson's Alleluia faster than he noted, and to make the final chorus of Mendelssohn's Elijah slower and more majestic!
With much love, thanks and blessings,
Dr. Marian Dolan - (DMA '94, MMA '89, MM '88)
Artistic Director, The Choir Project
Naples, FL USA
"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely,
more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before" - Leonard Bernstein