Adriana Zabala named DISTINGUISHED VOCAL ARTIST 2021
by the American Prize
This award is given to honor "sustained artistic excellence over an extended period of time," but I would like to acknowlege the role of the premiere of The Trial of Susan B. Anthony, but Steven Mark Kohn (and for which he was also awarded an American Prize!) in the conferrring of this honor.
Steven Mark Kohn has written a moving, incisive, wistful, witty, and timely dramatic account of the trial of one the great champions and key figures in the Women's Suffrage movement in the U.S, Susan B. Anthony. E. Schirmer published the score in May of 2020, and I am privileged that Steve has made me the dedicatee.
The publication of THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY
The song search tool of our dreams
Along with the intrepid Dr. Seth Keeton, I am honored to be a co-creator (and advisory board member) of SongHelix! Dr. Keeton is on faculty at The University of Utah and he continues to lead the herculean task of building this unprecedented comprehensive tool. Have you ever wanted to find song repertoire by poetic theme, language, time, place, composer...almost any term you can imagine- and might you want to contribute your ideas to a site that serves the global singer community in this way? SongHelix is here.
The JOY ZABALA FELLOWSHIP
for Assistive Technology & Accesible Educational Materials
My mother was a pioneer, mentor, teacher, and internationally respected leader in her field of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning, in addition to being an incredible mom! Click below to learn about Joy and the fellowship established in her name.