Passionate About Singing Blog

17
Feb

A Good Website Can Help Your Career

Robert and Jane Mirshak

In this age of ever expanding technology and the ability to have information at the snap of a finger, it is virtually imperative to have a well-designed website. A comprehensive and well-designed website often plays a starring role in successful careers. Companies continually reach out to us after viewing our

02
Feb

Key Marketing Principles for Singers

Mark Stoddard

Marketing is not magic. It’s motion. And it’s not voodoo or something singers or any other type of performers need to shy away from. Embrace it. Master it. It allows you to continue doing the thing you do best: perform. These aren’t new concepts or earth shattering ideas. But they

20
Jan

Why We Still Can’t Get Enough of Callas

Tony Villecco

Forty years after her untimely death, we operaphiles are still being mesmerized by the voice of Maria Callas. Why, I pondered, would such a singer endure and evoke such emotion still, after a career fraught with vocal decline and constant attacks from both press and public? And still we remain

17
Jan

HOW and WHEN to Find a Manager

Robert and Jane Mirshak

Beginning the search for a manager is an exciting time, even if a bit daunting.  Not easily found as a subject in performance curriculums at schools and universities, if at all, seeking management is none the less an important topic for everyone looking at making singing a career.  You are

11
Jan

Musicians’ Networking Solutions

Angela Myles Beeching

 | Blog-Monday Bytes, Networking | Happy 2017: January is conference time for many musicians and that means networking—for better or worse. If real-time networking makes your skin crawl, get 12 tips for making authentic connections with others. Use these musicians’ networking solutions to grow your community in the new year!  Truth be told, I

09
Jan

IT’S THE SINGING, STUPID

Jonathan Blalock

This New Year gives us all a glorious opportunity to refocus on what’s essential.  Recently I’ve allowed various distractions to take my eye off the ball in my personal and professional life.  As 2017 unfolds I’m trying to “make the main thing the main thing.” In the 90’s James Carville

13
Dec

The Greatest Music in the World

Mark Stoddard

If no one sees you, you’ll never be heard. So how do you stand out or get attention from all the information clutter? What is your Unique Selling Proposition, your “USP”? One way to answer this, and a great way to Brad yourself, is simply put: You perform the greatest

09
Dec

Negative Self-Talk?

Angela Myles Beeching

During the holidays, with all the season’s extra stress, mindset issues are compounded.’Tis the season for self-flagellation?! Let’s stop beating ourselves up with the negative self-talk! I’m especially interested in antidotes to negative self-talk because getting tripped up by our own musician mindset is so common it’s chronic. Our mindsets are the habitual

01
Dec

Vision – Mission – Value of and for Auditioning

Carol Kirkpatrick

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” -Charles Swindoll What is the importance of these three words, “Vision, Mission and Value”, when you think about auditioning? These are what most successful businesses use as their touchstone with all their stake

28
Nov

Crack the Cocoon

Jonathan Blalock

This year’s election shocked me, and the echo chamber of social media was perhaps the biggest source of my surprise. Shielding myself from dissenting opinions online could be an innocent habit, but hearing opposing voices could’ve spurred me to more focused action in pursuit of a different outcome. As a