IMAGES FOR BETTER SINGING: A VISUAL APPROACH TO VOCAL TECHNIQUE
BY MARIANNA BUSCHING ’60
This book is intended to be an extra tool for singers and teachers of voice. The living instrument that produces the sound is totally out of sight and cannot be heard accurately by the very singer who is performing the song. The ideas and instructions presented here are not meant to replace other methods of teaching voice but are intended, instead, to be an added help. Most people respond readily to graphic images. This book seeks to employ graphic images to aid in learning a difficult art with a difficult instrument.
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WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE
BY FREDRICK BARTON ’70
One year after his wife dies in a car accident, film critic Mike Barnett discovers his house
ransacked in an apparent robbery. However, only his wife’s private files have been stolen. Mike then finds himself pulled into a seedy world of local government corruption when he starts to believe that his wife’s death was no accident. A captivating legal thriller about greed, graft, and convoluted schemes, a man’s search for truth to reconcile the loss of a loving marriage uncovers deeper trauma in the beauty of New Orleans.
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THE ENGLISH DISTRICT SAGA: A NICHE IN THE HISTORY OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA
BY DAVID STECHHOLZ ’70
Former bishop and president of the English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Reverend Dr. David P. Stechholz provides a rich vantage of the English District’s history within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America.
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SUMMER AT 4 STEPS WAY
BY KRISTINA BROCKOPP ’86 JENNY
ILLUSTRATED BY MARISA GERVASIO ’88 JENNY
From an outsider’s point of view, woodland creatures appear to scurry about their day. But in reality, there is a community of animal friends who have adventures together, protect each other, and learn about life. The 4 Steps Way series tells of the friendships and adventures amongst animals in the Northwoods. Through their stories of everyday life, they discover their own uniqueness, learn about companionship, kindness, and respect for others-all while living above a crystal blue lake. At the end of each story, talking points help guide the reader to the messages woven into each story.
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SCHOOLING WITH UNCLE SAM
CO-EDITED BY ALLEN OLSEN ’53
“Schooling with Uncle Sam” is an anthology of nearly one hundred firsthand stories and commentary by former teachers and students of DoDEA, the worldwide Department of Defense school system for the children of U.S. military personnel. The collection pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the far-flung school district, which opened in Germany and Japan in October 1946. The stories were compiled by a father-daughter team with a combined total of more than 70 years of affiliation with the schools and who have become recognized historians of the system. “Schooling with Uncle Sam” also documents the history and evolution of DoDEA from its founding in the rubble of World War II to the COVID-19 pandemic. Compiled by Circe Olson Woessner and Allen Dale Olson (editors) and Joan Y. Olson (illustrator).
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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
BY JAMES IDDINS ’11 MALS
When the Chaparrals decide to relocate to the small town of Waverly, Indiana, they inadvertently sign their
son up for a trial-byfire. Coming of age at the dawn of the new millennium, Jay Chaparral must also come to terms with the strange sights and sounds that occur in Waverly. These odd occurrences seem to have nothing to do with the end-of-the-world prophecies hanging in the air at the time. Are the experiences like rocks, thrown at random, into a solitary pond? Or are they stepping stones across Waverly’s stream, leading Jay toward something greater? The phenomena are sometimes substance-induced, but just as often they come entirely unsolicited. When Jay and his accomplices decide to test Waverly, Jay begins to discover a sinister presence at work in the town. Waverly has a magnetic pull that few escape, physically or mentally, but Jay was the one that got away. Here, for the first time, Jay shares his tales from the midwestern front.
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