Superheroes are magical.
They do things that the ordinary human can only dream of doing. They have powers and abilities that are perfectly suited to their mission and once they figure all that out and start believing it (or however their story goes), they do tremendous things.
We love these superheroes and the stories about them.
Frequently in the TVF Academy, we play games. As a part of a recent game, participants were challenged to create a Superhero based on our singing selves.
As you can see, there wasn’t a right or wrong way to do it. Each singer created a version of themselves that is perfectly suited to their understanding of their mission.
What would you create?
Alter Ego: Midge McMoyer Smith
Meet Her Midgesty “The Jubilant!”
Leaps tall intervals in a single bound!
Champion of herself and all she encounters!
Able to set aside all judgements and bring joy to others!
Master Multi-tasker– pianist, accompanist, teacher, and singer!!
Lifelong Duchess of Learning!
Tackles change fearlessly!
Alter Ego: Natalie Ford Sadjak
(Blackbird is a high school nickname, and makes me feel connected to the me before any classical voice training or baggage, when I felt creative and expressed myself writing poetry and songs to sing while playing guitar)
1. ability to focus on ease
2. doesn’t worry about what others think
3. ability to melt away anxiety and focus on the present
4. ability to set ego aside in order to truly communicate
Alter Ego: Emily Sensenbach-Gopal
Judicious use of articulation and rubato to create musical clarity.
Ability to draw listeners’ attention.
Awareness of ensemble.
Alter Ego: Alex Carlisle
Superpowers she is capable of:
(Picture of Countess Ada Lovelace – mathematician involved with development of world’s first ever computer)
Alter Ego: Karen Archbold
My superhero is named Scinect. Her superpower is connecting through song. She sings with great tenderness and beauty and is able with only a few notes to communicate love and kindness to anyone. Her song is so beautiful, no one is able to resist it. She can calm and charm even the greatest enemy. She isn’t distracted by what others think of her. She flies and soars like a bird.
Alter Ego: Shirley Bynum Smith
She won’t accept impossibilities!
She leaps over difficult situations and comes out the other side smiling!
Her favorite things are water and the color blue!
OPERAtor’s super power is to sing, watch or listen to operas non-stop without getting fed up ever!