The Sing Portland! Blog

Embrace the competition, because abundance has no limits!

Embrace the competition, because abundance has no limits!

Imagine with me for a minute that you’re looking at your favorite painting, one that makes your eyes light up every time you see it. Or think about your favorite poem –– the one that speaks to your heart and brings the world into complete focus whenever you read it....

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What Music Can Teach You About New Year’s Resolutions

What Music Can Teach You About New Year’s Resolutions

Hands up if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution and failed by February 1st. Let me guess … I’m looking at a sea of hands right now? Don’t worry; my own hand is up there too, waving along with the rest of you. And while we often have a tendendcy to blame ourselves...

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Singing At the Edge, Music At the Heart

Singing At the Edge, Music At the Heart

People randomly burst into song in front of the fireplace, others wander through the garden humming a tune, friends harmonize in line for the buffet, guests serenade you at the dinner table. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered onto the set of a 1940s MGM...

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How to use music to find connection in a disconnected world

How to use music to find connection in a disconnected world

You’ve probably noticed we live in a culture of busyness — we judge and are judged by our productivity, our “hustle”, our packed schedules. The busier we are, the more successful we must be, right? Not that this is necessarily a problem. Having purpose and working...

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Folk music: food for the soul, food for society.

Folk music: food for the soul, food for society.

It’s no secret that one of the things I love most about music is its inherent power to change how we feel. It brings us joy when the world is dark, it brings us connection when we feel alone, it brings us confidence when we feel doubt. We’ve all felt the changes a...

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Bright lights, big city: Sing Portland! is heading to NYC!

Bright lights, big city: Sing Portland! is heading to NYC!

What do Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Judy Garland all have in common? Apart from being ridiculously talented that is … can you guess? You’ve got it: they all played Carnegie hall. And as of March next year, you’ll be able to add Sing Portland! to that list! No, I...

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Music as art vs music as life. Do you have to choose?

Music as art vs music as life. Do you have to choose?

Imagine this: you’re starving. But what are you in the mood for? Do you feel like donning your sharpest suit and heading out for a perfectly presented, Michelin star-worthy 5 course meal? Maybe you’d rather just pop to that tiny street stall where the tacos wouldn’t...

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Let’s sing for peace this June

Let’s sing for peace this June

It would be the understatement of the year to say that things have been a little dissonant lately. We’re constantly surrounded by news that goes from bad to worse; huge, much needed cultural upheavals that can leave us feeling raw; and the general sense of frustration...

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