Passionate About Singing Blog

17
Apr

What Would Deborah Voigt Do?

Lisa Houston

Superstar soprano, Deborah Voigt, is taking charge of life beyond the stage in a commanding way. A biography, a one-woman show, a teaching fellowship at Notre Dame, artistic director of Vero Beach Opera with a competition named after her—and all while finishing up her first two years as a full-time

02
Apr

Balance

Carol Kirkpatrick

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. ~Author Unknown   What is important about being in balance as an artist, and human? Why is that important, and how do you create that? So many times I have

28
Mar

Coping With Criticism

Jonathan Blalock

My day of triumph had finally arrived! I made my NYC debut in a world premiere, and luckily the NY Times gave me a favorable review. Instantly I joined the ranks of bona fide professional opera singers, and my career was now set for success (or so I naively thought).

23
Mar

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Stage Director, Kristine McIntyre

Kristine McIntyre

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singing” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or influencers to recommend, email support@csmusic.net. Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Stage Director, Kristine McIntyre   CS Music Question 1: How did you get into directing? Kristine McIntyre: I’ve always

20
Mar

Spoiler Alert: Your Fairy Godmom Has Left the Building

Angela Myles Beeching

There is no miracle cure, no magic bullet, no short cut, and no fast track to your desired future. There’s no artist manager, publicist, teacher, or coach who can magically transform your career. Spoiler alert: your Fairy Godmom has left the building. Even when we ‘know’ all this, we still

15
Mar

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Dr. Todd Queen

Todd Queen

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singings” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or influencers to recommend, email support@csmusic.net. 7 Questions with Dr. Todd Queen, Dean of the Music School at Louisiana State University — LSU   CS Music – Question 1: How do

12
Mar

Health Tip – Vocal Over Doer Syndrome

Randy Buescher

There is a phenomenon known in laryngologist’s offices known as Vocal Over Doer Syndrome.  What is it and how do we manage or eradicate the symptoms if you fit this profile? To diagnose yourself as someone possibly possessing the vocal over doer personality, honestly ask yourself this question; Where would

07
Mar

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Dr. Robert Mirshak

Robert Mirshak

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singings” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or influencers to recommend, email support@csmusic.net.   7 Questions with Dr. Robert Mirshak, President and Owner Mirshak Artists Management ADVICE CS MUSIC Question 1: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve

01
Mar

You Are Olympian Too!

Carol Kirkpatrick

“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda   What does it take to be an Olympian? Besides having amazing talent, solid technique, an unfailing belief in oneself, desire and drive, focused practice, willingness to sacrifices and have an honest commitment and loyalty to your dream and a burning

27
Feb

10 Music Resume Rules

Mark Stoddard

You need to have a resume. Better yet, you need to have an easy to read, compelling resume. Here are 10 Resume Rules to help you put your best foot forward. Rule #1: Create a letterhead. It should contain immediate recognition and contact information. Specifically: