Agile Vocalist

A Singer's Odyssey Into Sound

Agile Vocalist is a blog about sound for anyone willing to give themselves space to be curious, creative, and to explore the connection between sound and our humanity.

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An Art to Comfort the Dying with Jennifer Hollis

An Art to Comfort the Dying with Jennifer Hollis

Music thanatology is a little known field where harp and vocal music are played at the bedside of dying patients. In this interview with harp lady, Jennifer Hollis she shares highlights of her career as a music thanatologist and insights about the power of music on our bodies.

The Screaming Fields

The Screaming Fields

After a year living with the Coronavirus, do you still need to scream? A lot of people do. We’re not over this yet! Let’s talk about your need to scream and where you go to do it to process stress and frustration. Screaming gets a bad rap for being a negative thing. This voicecast may cause you to think differently about it.

Women Who Created the Blues with Pamela Rose

Women Who Created the Blues with Pamela Rose

Jazz and blues vocalist, Pamela Rose shares how she has championed women composers and performers throughout her long and varied career in jazz and blues, including her touring shows: Wild Women of Song and Blues is a Woman.

Virtual Music for People Who Are Dying with Jennifer Hollis

How music thanatology can be effective both at the beside of dying patients as well as in person. Harp lady Jennifer Hollis shares her wisdom and and insights on the labor of saying goodbye to loved ones and the deep work escalating mortality from Covid has put the world through in the past year.

An Art to Comfort the Dying with Jennifer Hollis

Music thanatology is a little known field where harp and vocal music are played at the bedside of dying patients. In this interview with harp lady, Jennifer Hollis she shares highlights of her career as a music thanatologist and insights about the power of music on our bodies.

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Agile Vocalist is a look into my experiences as a singer embracing the world of sound. It is part memoir, and part stories and interviews with other creatives whose lives and work touch what we hear. Agile Vocalist is for the curious, creative, and those who believe stories can help nurture our humanity.

Agile Vocalist is created with love by Rachel D. Medanic

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