After a year and a half of distance learning, our Nova singers came together last week to rehearse in person for the first time since March 12, 2020. It was an incredible feeling for all of us to be “unmuted” at last, singing together in the same room, despite the challenges of rehearsing with masks on, distanced apart with the doors open, and the emotional stress we all feel during this Delta surge. Our Leadership Team bravely took charge to make sure returning singers and our 12 new students felt safe, welcome and motivated to do their best work.
I am so proud of our student leaders for their vision, creativity and their willingness to lead. Already, they are working together to strengthen the group and to raise the bar for what it means to be a Nova singer. Their courage offers a model for all of us.