Metamorphosis of a Musical Relationship

by JoAnn Phillips, Sop II

Though credentials and talent
were part of her history,
our new conductor was
rather a mystery.

Her methods dismayed us
as some were quite strange.
That oohing and circling the air
seemed deranged.

But with timbre order
and kinesthetic learning,
into better choristers
we were gradually turning.

Trilling, solfeggi
and exercise bands….
Such were the tools
in her capable hands.

And now we are settled
into a groove.
Joyful with Allison
and eager to prove

Her coaching and prodding
and high expectations
have taken us far
from our first trepidations.