Hello, friends! I apologize for being delinquent in sharing my news. This is not because nothing has been happening, but in fact because I've been overwhelmingly busy. Aside from releasing my new solo album Unadorned, I've also started an incredibly exciting new teaching job as Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston. (Check out my new Berklee faculty page!) This amazing new endeavor, after two weeks of teaching a full studio of private voice lessons, has left me both giddy and humbled. I am in fantastic company of phenomenal musicians, among both the faculty and the student body. Getting the hang of all the aspects of my new teaching gig has occupied most of my time and energy, but now that things are settling, I hope to be able to share some Boston area concerts with you soon. But in the meantime... read on for an exciting release concert in NH!
Unadorned album release concert 9/30
Join me and pianist Jacob Hiser for a free concert celebrating the release of my recent album, Unadorned. We'll perform songs from the album as well as jazz standards and other favorite songs. Hosted by Phillips Exeter Academy, we'll perform in "The Bowld," the beautiful new 250-seat music performance space in the Forrestal-Bowld Music Center, located on Tan Lane in Exeter next to the Phillips Church. The concert is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 30 at 4pm.
I'll be selling actual physical copies of my album on CD at this show as well, so if you've been looking for a way to get your hands on a copy without having to order online, come say hi and buy a CD!
I'm also extra thrilled that the exceptionally talented Jacob Hiser will be able to join me on this concert! Jacob also plays piano on my album Unadorned, and he's one of my favorite musicians in the world with whom to collaborate. If you want a sneak preview, check out this 2017 concert where Jacob and I played a whole lot of duos. He's making a special trip up from Boston for this gig, so please come out to support him as well as me and show him some special love at the concert!
You can buy Unadorned on CDBaby (direct link https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ilonatipp2) or from a few other online retailers including Amazon and Apple Music. A big, hearty THANK YOU to everyone who has already purchased a copy online... wow, y'all helped me sell out the first stock on CDBaby within hours of its release! We got it restocked within a couple of days, so there are plenty of copies there again... but hey, why not hop on over and order one right now and help me sell out (and restock) again? Most of you didn't reveal your email address and bought anonymously, so forgive me for not sending you personal thanks because I'm not quite sure who you are... but I know a bunch of folks did purchase the album right away and I am brimming over with gratitude for your support.
A few very kind folks have asked what is the *best* way to buy my album, and I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness with that inquiry, so I wrote a special explanation of the various ways you can support my music, which you can read at http://www.ilonatipp.com/blog/2018/6/17/want-to-support-my-music. The short answer is that buying it from CDBaby is the best way unless you see me in person (like at my Exeter, NH album release show on September 30)...
...and yes, it is also available for streaming now on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and all your favorite streaming platforms, too. Add to playlists, stream, and SHARE my friends if you really want to help me out!
If you have any reactions, feedback, questions, comments, or just want to say hi, I'd love to hear from you and I'd love to know what you think of my album! And if you buy it and you like it, please write a positive review wherever you bought it - reviews really do help.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY ORIGINAL MUSIC!