Not So Different: Keep the Big Picture in Mind and Enjoy the Journey; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 05:00
There’s another, quieter lesson that JK Rowling embeds of denouement that follows the climactic duel between our hero and villain. Harry holds the elder wand, and with it the potential for...

Not So Different: Don’t Be Too Quick to Judge; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 05:00
Indeed, over the course of a seven book arc, Harry learns a lesson he, and we, the readers, probably should have learned over the course of Snape’s trials in The Sorcerer’s Stone, the seemingly good...

Not So Different: Don’t Let Anyone Bring You Down; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 05:00
In Harry’s most plodding and one of his most apparently hopeless adventures, we learn the value of perseverance and refusing to settle for what is, if what is isn’t good enough. Harry and company...

Not So Different: Don’t Lose Sight of the Big Picture; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 05:00
JK Rowling is very shrewd in this book about not only diverting the reader’s attention from the series’s key plotline, but also Harry and friends, who are so absorbed in the competition that they do...

New Boston Vocal Jazz Ensemble Looking For Singers

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 21:46
A new vocal jazz ensemble is looking for experienced vocalists. We are Boston area twenty-somethings forming a co-ed semi-professional ensemble of 6 to 8 singers, rehearsing once a week. We’ll have...

Not So Different: You Can’t Be In Two Places at Once; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 05:00
Unlike Ms. Granger, the rest of us need to make choices. We can’t be in two places at once, and we can’t go back in time to fix grave mistakes. Unlike other lessons we can derive from the Harry...

Not So Different: Help Will Always Come To Those Who Ask for It; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 05:00
In a theme that would recur throughout the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore tells young Harry that help will always be available at Hogwarts to those who ask for it. The lesson is proven when this,...

Not So Different: Discover a Better You; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 05:00
Most of us have days when we speculate what it would be like if our lives were different. We wonder what would have happened if we were on a pre-law path instead of studying as music majors. We...

Vocal Asia 2015: Talking to Deke Sharon

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:31
by Juliana Baron, Vocal Blog Asia, August 2015 The third blog post featuring the Vocal Asia Festival 2015 is another exclusive highlight. It was hard to even track  the interviewee down – as busy as...

New Guy!

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 13:29
Hello! I am new to this site! I am reading "A Cappella Pop," and I am looking to start an a cappella group at my school this year.