The Woman’s Voice in Choral Music

Over the many years, I have spent as a choral director and teacher, I have noticed that certain repertoire inspires and excites my choirs. Teaching in a school for girls during the last sixteen years, I have begun to question how society’s approach to women affects choral music. I believe that there is a greater impact on girls from music that is composed for or by women. …


What is homophobia? Is it a complete rejection of the LGBTQIA+ community? Is it fear of anyone that is not heteronormative? Is it always obvious, or can it be a bit more subtle?

I find myself at odds with many in my own community. I am a gay man in my late 50s, and I have born the pain and struggle of coming of age during the late 70s and 80s. By the grace of God, I lived through the height of the AIDS crisis while watching helplessly as my friends fell, one by one, to that horrific disease. I…

Mario Dell' Olio, DSM

Dr. Dell’Olio has published two books and is chair of the music department and ethics teacher at an independent school for girls in Manhattan.

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