My name is Xochitl (nickname Xoxi), pronounced Sohsee. I am a researcher, educator and patient advocate. I am passionate about the human voice, not only in the context of singing, but also in the contexts of “speech and action,” two concepts and qualities that, according to philosopher Hannah Arendt, define our humanness. Speech as self-expression and power are important topics in my work, especially in the fields of Identity and Leadership. I'm interested in how technology helps bolster individuals' interactions with the public sphere and on the capability of the voice to empower and bring forth self-determination. All of these serve as framework for my project at Lesley University titled "Dissemination Lab" focused on effective communication and dissemination tools that can break boundaries across worldviewes or epistemes. I'm currently a doctoral student at Lesley University, located in Cambridge Massachusetts, where I'm working on an Individually Designed Specialization on Educational Evaluation and Research. I am also continuing my work on vocal pedagogy and performing songs, which stem back from my studies at The Longy School of Music of Bard College where I completed my undergraduate and Masters degrees in music and vocal performance.
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Purchase your Passion CD, an 11 track album with love songs from around the world.
Watch some videos of my singing, conducting and teaching.
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Song is a Collector's Special Edition CD. You can purchase it here and check out the program notes!