WXPN and WSTW are on with IVA!

WXPN and WSTW are on with IVA!

We’re super psyched ’cause these past weeks we’ve been heard on two excellent radio stations in our area. WSTW’s Hometown Heros on 93.7 has played new music from LEAP and we’ll be in for a visit with the station on July 5th. And WXPN 88.5 has been playing...

Interview with Jared Morris!

Hello all!! Had the pleasure this week to do a fun interview with Jared Morris from Delaware 1059 about the new album and about music itself. He also asked me a lot about my back story which I haven’t really shared that much. It aired earlier today but you can...
At long last LEAP is on the way!!!

At long last LEAP is on the way!!!

It is finally time … we are coming out of the mystical musical woods with the new IVA album, LEAP. Its title is meant to represent a leap of faith, a leap into an important change in life, or taking a chance on something you love. It also represents a change in...

More from the Student Showcase

Phew! It’s been quite a few months with students preparing for end of the school performances, plus recording the new IVA album and giving summer concerts with both IVA and my students. Today is a throwback to March when Ariana showed us her stuff singing...

Videos from the IVA student showcase at the Queen

On Saturday, March 15th, the World Café Live and I hosted the IVA student showcase. About 25 of my students performed upstairs at the Queen on Market Street. It was an inspiring afternoon hearing each student share their unique sound. Everyone remarked on the...
Student success stories! John Perkis, choir director

Student success stories! John Perkis, choir director

John Perkis came to me for voice lessons about two years ago. He is a choir director (and jazz band director) at Timber Creek Regional High School in Erial, New Jersey. He is a percussionist by training, and wanted to know about vocal technique so he could better help...
THANK YOU! Surpassed our Kickstarter goal for album #3!

THANK YOU! Surpassed our Kickstarter goal for album #3!

YOU DID IT!!! Friends, thank you for helping raise $12,827 of our asked $10,000 Kickstarter goal. We received even more in donations sent to me via PayPal or privately. I am beyond thrilled. You have now given us even better circumstances for a fruitful recording and...
IVA live at the Barnes Foundation November 1st, 2013 at 8pm

IVA live at the Barnes Foundation November 1st, 2013 at 8pm

On November 1st at 8pm please join us at the beautiful new Barnes Foundation building in Philadephia for a unique concert mixing classical and popular repertoire. I’ll be performing a set of Scandinavian classical music with Linda Lorgus on piano, followed by a...
Back to summer … and school (sigh)

Back to summer … and school (sigh)

Back to school … already?? It was quite a summer here in IVAland. *My students gave a fabulous show at the Ice Cream Festival thanks to Gable Music Ventures. *IVA headlined the Ladybug Festival also thanks to Gable. *IVA also played the Philadelphia Waterfront...