Can an American woman do this?

Liz Sumner Commitment, Courage, Life Dreams 2 Comments

I recently heard about a couple of guys who left established careers– one an engineer and one in finance– and went back to university to study music.  Wow, I thought. That would make a great subject for my podcast! “I Always Wanted to go back to school to study _____.” I loved the idea. It seemed so luscious and self-affirming …

Take The Class

Liz Sumner Goals, Learning, Life Dreams, Music Leave a Comment

I first heard about the master class called FabriJazz as an announcement at a concert last summer. I had just had the fabulous opportunity to sing with a large jazz orchestra and was high on the experience. The announced class was to take place at the end of August and there was still time to enroll. I remember thinking, “A …

How High The Moon

Liz Sumner Boldness, Courage, Fear, Life Dreams, Music 2 Comments

My week-long jazz masterclass begins tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward to it for a year and I’m over the moon. I’m not entirely sure what to expect. I know that there are jam sessions in local cafes every night. I intend to make the most of any and all performing opportunities but that means I’ll likely be away from home …

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Life

Liz Sumner Fulfillment, Gratitude, Life Dreams 1 Comment

We spent the afternoon rehearsing in the hot sun. We had hoped there would be time for a quick swim before the guests arrived but we ran long. I desperately wanted to cool off and headed for the pool but turned around instantly as soon as I saw the people gathering– no public appearances in a bathing suit for me! …