Follow That Dream
Vol. 4 - October 7, 1999
I was in San Antonio in 1993, attending the ACDA Convention. I
encountered a friend I hadn't seen since we sang together in our high
school choir. She was now actively involved as a choral
director in Louisville, KY.
Lola is a bright, enthusiastic, and optimistic person. When she
speaks about her love of music, it's infectious! My wife and I
enjoyed attending concerts, eating meals, and hanging out with Lola.
We shared our dreams and future hopes as choral musicians.
For some time, I had been contemplating leaving the secure and busy
life of a music director in a large church. My dream was
to spend all my time writing choral music. The persistent
demands of my position made it impossible to make headway in my
efforts to compose.
As we spoke with Lola over lunch, she responded to my "foolhardy
notion" with encouragement. As we browsed through the
RiverWalk stores before the next concert session, we came across the
poster on the left (<). That was 6 years ago....now my days
are filled writing choral music!
Thank you, Lola!!
~ Brad Nelson