Michael Relph an award-winning writer, mathematician, technologist, education developer, architect, publisher, professional vocalist and musician, and in professional sports with nearly 50 years of experience finds himself as an Executive’s Executive, The Commanding General’s Confidant, Program/Project Manager (major), International Entrepreneur and Inventor, Corporate Diplomat, Consultant and Mentor, a developer of community and business with a strong Christian faith that is lived with purpose and passion helping bring the best out in others working in some 70 different Industries in 27 Countries.
Michael Walking on Water
Since has worked to provide Business and Technological Strategies to include marketing and sales for new and existing small business in parallel of his work to manage large scale IT Transition Projects working with IBM and several of its major customers like Nexus-Lexus, Enterprise Rental, Raytheon, Dow Chemical and others.
Captured two consecutive Grants 1.5M each from Michigan’s Energy Office for Urban Energy Efficiency Studies.
Published 4 papers for St. Joseph Hospital, Detroit – vastly improving quality of service for script writing, orders for patients, and overall communications between Doctors, their staff, and their patients.
3. Data Centers
Built Dual Redundant Data Centers for State of New York Medicare in record time, 120 days, about 200 days faster than normal for an IBM/ATT project of its type.
Headed the complex deployment of GM-Online for the finance department and completed the six-month project two months ahead of schedule, eliminating $275M+ in risk to GM’s Q4 bottom-line.
5. ITIL Establishment
Established ITIL in 2004, conducted ITIL training for IS&S GMNA Operations, and sparked organizational changes and process restructuring that cut costs by $440M and produced an additional $1.2B in cost savings.
6. Motor City Computers
Enabled Motor City Computers to grow from $30K to $2M in monthly revenue and become a national leader.
7. Entrepreneur at age 12
Entrepreneurial Strategist and Leader started first business at age 12, Directing manager at age 17 directing 16 employees, Business Consultant at age 8, Teachers Teacher and Education Developer age 17, Partnered in; Media/Communications, Construction, Computer Systems and Manufacturing, Machine Tooling, Education, Technical Automotive Consulting, Medical/Wellness Research, Health Care, Energy, Publishing, and Music Performance Industries. As a contractor or employee treats each assignment as if the company depended on his best performance for the business to succeed, a master in Large Scale Strategic Projects, Budgets, and Statistics.
Singing from the Toes is a term I use to refer to as the act of singing with abandon where you sing out using all the energy you can muster establishing the whole front of you body from the tip of your big toenail to the crown of your head as a sound board where the sound springs out the top of your crown with an explosion of sound. For me, the sound resolves 8” 60 degrees out from the top of the crown of my head at 91-93db when singing a G (G4 or G’ or High G or piano key 47) at 392hz (391.9954hz). Keep in mind a jet engine generally operates at 100db. It’s fun to know that OSHA has policies earmarking how to handle extreme sound like that in the work environment and how long one can expose themselves to it without ear protection!!
When I first experienced the phenomenon of Singing from the Toes it was in a lesion with my voice coach during a vocal ease exercise. She was so excited she jumped up from the piano bench and did a little victory dance around the piano bench, sat down and shouted again.. again.. and after repeating it four or five times it demonstrated I made it to the plateau she had been aiming for to move towards developing professional level techniques for me to learned she had mastered some 20 years prior.
The following chronicles are stories of Singing from the Toes
THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
At the end of the school year in 6th grade all the 6th graders who volunteered to sing at a graduation event at the high school, it included the 8th grade choir, and high school choir in a mass choir of some 300+ voices. I had a chance to perform in that group on three occasions, 6th, 8th, and 12th grades. Each time the event ended with the School District’s signature song The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The Battle Hymn was made famous during the civil war as the song was sung mainly by Black Union Regimens as they marched. One day as they were passing the White House President Lincoln heard one of these Regimens bellow out this song with many very strong baritone voices that rang clear right down into the soul of the President and into his memoirs for that day as the soul of the American Spirit. Learning this song in 5th grade like so many songs I learned has become one of my all-time favorite songs to sing in Choir as composed by WILLIAM STEFFE with the 1957 Choir Arrangement as the song has a thunderous effect on the soul when you Sing It From The Toes as evident in the May 5th 2016 U-Tube Video of the 1st Baptist Choir and Orchestra where you will catch me front and center. Performance Example - May 5th, 2016 – First Baptist Dallas Choir and Orchestra The Battle Hymn of the Republic https://youtu.be/Qbj2vK9ZeZA From 1:30 to 1:40 seconds into the video you will see me front and center of the camera. Notes on the Battle Hymn of the Republic The "Battle Hymn of the Republic", also known as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" outside of the United States, is a popular American patriotic song by the abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe. Howe wrote her lyrics to the music of the song "John Brown's Body" in November 1861 and first published them in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of the age (through allusions to biblical passages such as Isaiah 63:1–6 and Revelation 14:14–19) with the American Civil War.
I WONDER AS I WANDER
IT IS WELL
HOW GREAT THOU ART
AND CAN IT BE
OH HOLY NIGHT
400+ YEAR MUSICAL LEGACY
MEN OF THE HEIGHTS
SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC
- Introduction to
- Bill and Gloria Gaither
- Larnel Harris
- Sandi Patti
- Cathedral Quartet
- Dolly Pardon – Dollywood – Southern Gospel Music Museum
1st BAPTIST DALLAS CHIOR AND ORCHESTRA
THE JOURNEY INTO PROFESSIONAL VOICE TRAINING
VOICE TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE – THE EARLY YEARS
FUTURE PLANNED MUSCIANSHIP