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Musical Musings

Conversation Corners in the Cafe

Christian classical musicians hold a unique, small slice in the pie graph of this world. Breathing with both halves of our brain, we’re in a labyrinth of technique, mathematics, acoustics, emotions, our hearts and souls, as well as a million other circuits.

 

These musings are springboards in seeking the Lord’s ways to navigate the maze.

Café Jubalatte will be offering different conversations, adding new musings regularly.

 

We welcome your thoughts!

“Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders."   Psalm 119:27

October 31, 2019

Courage to Chart a New Course

  from Patrick Kavanaugh's Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers, 1995, Zondervan

  (image, courtesy of Waldomiguez, Pixabay)  

Cavalli? Is it a type of pasta?

Wrong! Pier Franceso Cavalli was a seventeenth-century Venetian composer...

September 27, 2019

                     This photo was taken after Patrick conducted my Schumann Concerto,

                                                       (performed with the TENS unit)....

August 12, 2019

 Constance Fee is an opera singer and Director of Vocal Studies at Robert Wesleyan College

I learned from my parents that my life on the stage began before I was born.  My mother was a professional singer and was performing until just before I arrived.  Music was a cons...

July 20, 2019

Preoccupation

First of all, I would like to extend immense gratitude to my friend and Sister in Christ, Barbara Kavanaugh, for encouraging me to write a “blog” about the intersection of the worlds of Christian and Classical Music. I took quite a while to settle on a top...

June 14, 2019

Vivian, you began your adult life as a professional musician…

V: After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Music (French horn), I freelanced in the Cleveland area. Also, I performed and traveled as a member of a professional brass quintet.

Music is very much a par...

May 21, 2019

We Christians fall into a trap of thinking, "What difference can I make?" Your friends and colleagues are longing to know the Living God, whether or not they are aware of this deep need. Read this article to discover how Christ can make a difference through one willing...

March 5, 2019

                 In general, I don’t mind letting God have control over my life, as long as I can keep one hand on the brake in case of emergency, like the terrified parent of a teenager learning to drive. Life can be a strange amusement park ride, one that takes you a...