Hi friends and family!
As most of you know, I ride my bike all over L. A. I ride to work, between schools once I'm at work, to the farmer's market, back home, to my own choir rehearsal, to class in Santa Monica--everywhere. I average 10+ miles a day, sometimes 15, which adds up to 50-75 miles a week. I love riding in L.A.--it's flat, it's warm and sunny, and it's very predictable--I know exactly how long it will take me, regardless of terrible traffic!
When I'm not riding my bike, I'm often found singing with Vox Femina, the choir that I've been a member of for the past three years. We're a choir of 40 women, a non-profit group whose mission is to "give women voice, through the performance of quality choral literature." Last year, I was able to bring my two worlds together in one performance, where my advanced 7th/8th grade choir from Culver City Middle School performed the youth choir part of "Carmina Burana," by Carl Orff, alongside Vox Femina in our March concert. It was an amazing concert, and a transformative experience for my students. You can watch the video of the students performing here: https://vimeo.com/
On Saturday, April 21st, I will be riding my bicycle for Vox Femina's annual "Song Cycle" fundraiser, where participants ride bicycles, walk, or run, and raise money for Vox Femina for our upcoming 2018-2019 season. I am so excited for the ride, as it is right here in Culver City, where I teach young people to sing every day!
If you are moved to donate to support Vox Femina and the work that we do, I thank you so much in advance for your incredible support--we appreciate you!