SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. SESAC’s corporate headquarters in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row houses all of the company’s divisions, from creative to licensing to administration. The company also has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.
Darlene Koldenhoven, M.M.V., B.M.Ed., Grammy Winner and 3-time nominee in vocal performance, loves to teach voice and music. With over thirty years credentialed experience, Darlene has taught thousands of singers worldwide to find their voice, develop it and reach their goals and beyond. Students will experience personalized, healthy, vocal techniques, developing their breathing, stamina, and style while learning to use shared coordination of the vocal muscles to eliminate breaks and increase range. Good singing begins with the ear, with good listening skills. With Darlene’s “Listening Eye” technique and special vocal and listening exercises, students will have no more difficulty matching pitch or identifying musical idioms. Darlene shares her experience of singing on over a thousand recordings in movies, TV, albums, commercials, live performances and all the tricks of the trade, with her students who can learn first hand what it takes to have a career in singing or simply enhance the quality of life by being a better singer and communicator. Students will be exercising their vocal and ear muscles within a jovial environment . . . a perfect setting for learning quickly and effectively. Darlene has authored “Tune Your Voice: Singing and Your Mind’s Musical Ear” distributed worldwide by Alfred Music; a 94p. book with 7 instructional CDs for comprehensive training in voice, ear, and beginning music theory for all ages and levels. Tune Your Voice is recommended by faculty from Juilliard, NYU, American Idol, Berklee, and more.
Stephen Melillo is an ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Composer Stephen Melillo’s more than 1118 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 30-hours of Music for “Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™.” Winner of three 2009 Telly and Ava Awards for his 2005 Visualized Concert: Kakehashi: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, Stephen’s concert-version was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. His 14 feature film scores include the Academy-Award-nominated 12:01PM. With 23 CDs and 6 books on iTunes, and simply by word-of-mouth, Stephen’s pioneering, self-publishing entity known as STORMWORKS has gone from 0 to many thousands of worldwide renderings since 1992. STORMWORKS begins with SON of the STORM, a contemporary opera soon to be released.See more at:
By Barbara Swanson
From the war-torn streets of London to the exotic shores of the Orient, this is one woman's extraordinary story: an emotional rollercoaster that sweeps the reader along on a breathless voyage through her turbulent life. Bombs and doodlebugs; cruelty and heartache; sultans, snakes, Sikhs; spies, sailors and ships; ex-pats and alcohol and wild, wild parties; love, betrayal, near-terminal illnesses; an angel, three witches and numerous ghosts – they are all included in this searingly honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious memoir.