12
Jan

What will YOUR story be?

With the CS Music Vocal Competition beginning this week, I thought it’d be an appropriate time to share some of

10
Jan

Audition Tune-up: Avoiding Overdone Musical Theatre Songs

I had the immense privilege of judging the majority of the Musical Theatre rounds in this year’s CS Vocal Competition

07
Jan

How to Prepare for Auditions

You may be thinking, “Not another article on how to prepare for auditions!” We have all most likely read many

21
Dec

Belong To The Music!

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget

16
Oct

Book More Performances- Part 3

Are there perfect pitches when it comes to booking your own concerts? Maybe not, but we can get close! Over the

09
Oct

Book More Performances- Part 2

Start Local All careers are built from the ground up: everyone starts small and local. So if you’re launching a new

02
Oct

Book More Performances- Part 1

To book more performances, consider your programming. It’s more important than you may realize. Think about it from a concert series

15
Aug

New Season! New Outlook!

Late August and early September signifies a new music season. Whether you are going back to school, starting a young

16
Jun

Passions, Dreams, and Ambitions-Making Sense out of Sensibilities

Passion this. Passion that. The Hollywood actor gathers the Oscar and declares one of the worst things that could be

03
May

Change = Growth

How to reset the context of your current thinking by asking,”What’s in it for me?”   The trouble with using

29
Mar

To Be Musical or to be Boring-THAT is the Question (Part 1)

One of our favorite phrases of choice when communicating to our artists before a performance or audition is “Whatever you

27
Mar

Singing in Shanghai – Day 3, The Finals

Ah, the last day. The Finals. It was a long day, but it was memorable and quite spectacular. Listening to

22
Mar

Singing in Shanghai – Day 2

Growing up on a farm isn’t the best path to the stage, at least at first glance. Especially on a

20
Mar

Singing in Shanghai – Day 1

“Because it makes my heart so strong, and I feel new life again.” Those were the words of Zhou Ke

17
Feb

A Good Website Can Help Your Career

In this age of ever expanding technology and the ability to have information at the snap of a finger, it

09
Jan

IT’S THE SINGING, STUPID

This New Year gives us all a glorious opportunity to refocus on what’s essential.  Recently I’ve allowed various distractions to

13
Dec

The Greatest Music in the World

If no one sees you, you’ll never be heard. So how do you stand out or get attention from all

01
Dec

Vision – Mission – Value of and for Auditioning

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” -Charles Swindoll What

28
Nov

Crack the Cocoon

This year’s election shocked me, and the echo chamber of social media was perhaps the biggest source of my surprise.

17
Oct

Why You Should Participate in a Summer Voice Program

Many singers participate in study programs abroad during the summer. As a voice teacher and faculty member for a summer