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23
Mar

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

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singing” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or

20
Mar

Spoiler Alert: Your Fairy Godmom Has Left the Building

There is no miracle cure, no magic bullet, no short cut, and no fast track to your desired future. There’s

15
Mar

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Dr. Todd Queen

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singings” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or

07
Mar

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Dr. Robert Mirshak

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singings” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or

27
Feb

10 Music Resume Rules

You need to have a resume. Better yet, you need to have an easy to read, compelling resume. Here are

07
Feb

Oh, the Feeling of Performing

The day a singer takes the stage with only partially quelled fears from the warmth in the eyes of the

31
Jan

The Myth of Knowing What You Want to be When You Grow Up

Are you stressed out because you haven’t figured out what you’re going to do with your life? It’s an overwhelming

26
Jan

After The Audition – What do YOU do?

“First forget inspiration, Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in

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

02
Jan

Happy New Year – Mindset – Which Rules Your World, Amateur or Professional?

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a

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

06
Sep

Act and Not Be Acted Upon

Be prepared to act, and not be acted upon. That was my message to a group of singers and teachers

11
Jul

Career Paths in Classical Singing

How exciting it is to consider the many and varied possibilities when creating and/or choosing your career path.  Sometimes it may

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

02
Jun

To be Musical or to be Boring-That is the Question (Part 2)

Be bold. Take chances. Be creative and “Whatever you do, don’t be boring.”  Whether you agree or disagree with our

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

17
Mar

The Dilemma For Cross Over Singers – Part 2

A continuation of a typical story from the studio of someone who works with nonclassical singers. The First Step Well,

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