Friday, March 27, 2009

Elaine Alvarez

*hi guys thought i would add this to the blog for Richard - Kate

This morning, I received the message below from MSM alumna Elaine Alvarez.  As you will note, tomorrow afternoon her opening night performance of "Rondine" willbe streaming live on the internet.  If you near a computer, check her out - I plan to. - Richard
Hello from Deustchland!

Just wanted to let you all know that tomorrow's opening night of La Rondine at Oper Leipzig will be streaming live on the internet! 

Follow the link: and on the right side of the screen you will see the header: 'LIVE STREAM'. The broadcast will be on Deutschlandradio Kultur so just click on one of the streaming formats below that and it will automatically open up live on your computer. I clicked on the Flash version and it worked perfectly for me! The broadcast begins on Saturday March 28th at 7:00pm local time which is 2pm EST (we haven't had daylight savings yet!) I hope you all will listen in and let me know what you think! Ill be checking my phone during intermission!

Much love to all of you!

***just a side note: it seems Elaine is hip to the blogging world, because she was interviewed by Opera Chic one of the opera blogs I follow: Check it out here!


Hi All!

I just posted on the new Facebook page that Kate created (thank you, Kate!), and I'll post here as I don't understand how we get this all connected.

I just watched a great and very cute video at that helps explain Twitter better. Supposedly it lets us get to know each other better, so, in response to the Twitter question: "What are you doing?" I'm going to Dunkin'Donuts for my daily fix.

Now, until I see the network value in all of this, I would wonder why anyone would care. Still, thanks to the great lecture Tom and Sean gave on Tuesday, Richard and I would like to see you all use the free tools of the web to expand your careers.

Enjoy the beautiful spring day!

I made a website!

Hey Guys 

So that last class with Sean and Tom got me inspired and I made my own website with iWeb check it out:
It's not perfect yet, but let me know if you have an suggestions or comments.

I also used a hosting site which turned out to be cheaper than here is the link:
BlueHost has video tutorials to show you how to publish your own website with different softwares. If you are using an older version of iWeb to make your site and not using a .mac domain then you might need to download a program called Easy iWeb Publisher.
It took me awhile to figure some things out so let me know if you have any questions!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Look!

Hey Guys!

I was mucho inspired after our great web-design class on Tuesday and decided to play around with the layout of our blog. Thanks to paintbrush {Kudos to Anna for the suggestion} and wayyyy too much time browsing images from google, I've settled on this.


All the best,
Kate :)

PS: I also updated my Recital Blog, and don't forget to check out YapTracker and GoDaddy!!
PPS: Make sure to keep us all informed of any upcoming BOVM-ers recitals, concerts, operas... etc.! Let's be there to applaud each other!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Awesome Headshots!

Hey guys... I'm finally getting around to checking this blog out! Horrible, I know. Anyway, I wanted to give you guys the info where I got my headshots done. The photographer's name is Rick Stockwell. He's a generous, easy-going, helpful photographer. He coached me so that I didn't feel nervous and awkward and made me feel like an absolute princess! And even better--he is right here in the city on 43rd Street! His website is so go check it out if you're on the hunt for a good photographer. He's worth every penny b/c the photographs will be great, and it's a wonderful, memorable experience.

~Sarah M.

P.S. I'm so excited b/c I went to and registered a domain! was available. I couldn't believe it. so now I just need to get the website aspect up and running :/

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Spring Break

Snow on Spring break... I was expecting sunny skies and warm weather, oh well! 

Found this cool website via one of the blogs I read: The Book Cover Archive: An Archive of Book Cover and Designs and Designers - For the Purpose of Appreciation and Categorization. Have fun! 

- Kate :)