I am now on a quest to integrate all of my individual selves into one whole, hence the subtitle above. For years I have tried to keep all of my selves separate, but soon it becomes a futile effort. I write poetry, blogs, operas, art songs and I have a day job. I knit, crochet, cook, do graphic arts, participate in several meditations groups, and the list goes on. However through all of these endeavors is the common thread of creation, birth of an idea, life, death and rebirth.
My guided meditation business Free Spirit Meditation is now going ahead, and is a direct outgrowth of my writing, composing and being in several meditation groups.
Out of looking for a performance space for my last opera, I wondered into Trinity Lutheran Church. It is now my new community of which I am a member.
Common threads interlinked ....
By Jeanmarie Everlly on September 17, 2013
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By Sarah Jorgensen on October 17, 2013
I walk a mist-filled path,
connected by slender threads,
At times they ravel, break.
In this fertile womb,
seeds of thought take root, bloom.
Slender, luminous tendrils
wind their way toward the Light.
Susan Stoderl, 10/06/2013
Grant from the Queens Council on Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council for the production of a semi-staged first concert reading of my chamber opera, One Summer Day.
Grant from Brooklyn Council of Arts for production of the fully-staged, orche-strated opera, The Veil of Forgetfulness, Brooklyn Repertory Opera.
Participated in theWomen in Music Festival, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, premiere of Prairie Girl: Circa 1957-65.
The Veil of Forgetful-ness selected for reading in the 16th Annual "Music at Holy Trinity" concert series, New York, NY.
Selected for the Creative Capital Professional Develop-ment Program, a program for emerging artists in all disciplines, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Grant from the LMCC in conjunction with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for her realization/adaptation of Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre's Cephale et Procris.
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