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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,

10
Mar

The Dilemma For Cross Over Singers – Part 1

A sad, but typical story from the studio of someone who works with nonclassical singers—part one of two. A woman,

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

02
Feb

Key Marketing Principles for Singers

Marketing is not magic. It’s motion. And it’s not voodoo or something singers or any other type of performers need

17
Jan

HOW and WHEN to Find a Manager

Beginning the search for a manager is an exciting time, even if a bit daunting.  Not easily found as a

11
Jan

Musicians’ Networking Solutions

 | Blog-Monday Bytes, Networking | Happy 2017: January is conference time for many musicians and that means networking—for better or worse. If

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

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.

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