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Dec

Ugliness in the House of Beauty: Sexual Harassment in the Classical Singing Industry

Stories of sexual harassment have been making the news daily as the #metoo movement continues to topple predators in nearly

20
Nov

An Unexpected Angel’s Voice

When you think of the perfect holiday album, what comes to mind first? Barbra Streisand? Chanticleer? I’m guessing most people

07
Aug

The Wonder of Technology, Nature, and Music

I’m sitting on a train traveling from Oslo to Bergen, Norway. And I’m able to communicate with anyone in the

20
Jan

Why We Still Can’t Get Enough of Callas

Forty years after her untimely death, we operaphiles are still being mesmerized by the voice of Maria Callas. Why, I

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

06
Sep

From Do-Re-Mi to Dosa

Sitting across the dinner table from my husband one June evening in 2014, I asked him what he thought about

01
Jul

International Debut!

By JACOPERA. Follow their regular blog at www.jacopera.com. JACOPERA’s International Debut! Buona sera, miei amici! Ana and myself arrived in

14
Jun

Singing in the Deborah Voigt Masterclass

Here is my full recap from Sunday of the Classical Singer Competition & Convention: Sunday: As you already know, I

02
Jun

Recapping My Convention/Competition Experience Part 1

Greetings! This post is a bit delayed–the past few days have been quite busy. This past weekend was amazing and

29
May

Anticipation

I’m currently refreshing the Classical Singer website over and over again, waiting for the second round winners to be announced…

10
May

Sunday Dollar Bills!

By JACOPERA. Follow their regular blog at www.jacopera.com.   Make that twenty dollar bills, y’all. The banknote that Harriet Tubman,

28
Apr

The Broadway of Doing Things

By Jonathan Blalock   Before I ever knew about hit tunes such as “vissi d’arte” and “una furtiva lagrima,” I

18
Mar

The Cantanti Project: Singers Creating Music for Singers

With small opera companies dwindling in New York City because of lack of funding, it is unusual to see a

10
Mar

Being Human

By Christina Hourihan, a member of JACOPERA. Follow their regular blog at www.jacopera.com. I sent a text to my JACOPERA

06
Mar

What’s a Girl to do? :)

By guest contributors JACOPERA. Follow their regular blog at www.jacopera.com. A fun singer we are crushing on today is Renata

12
Jan

Tell the Story

By Jonathan Blalock   The following is a transcript of a conversation I had with Joyce DiDonato after her beautiful

19
Aug

VOCAL FOLD PROBLEMS: Don’t Automatically Blame Technique

Written by Matthew Edwards Meghan Trainor is the most recent of several high profile performers who has had to cancel

10
May

Accomplish Something Great

By Alex Stoddard Have you ever done something really hard? As it turns out, usually the great things in life

23
Mar

China Day 4 – Surreal

By Alex Stoddard   A fabulous day in Beijing.   There was unfortunately no singing or music in general involved,

21
Mar

China Day 3 – Masterclasses

Today was not a great day for me personally. I laid sick in bed the entire day. So I gave

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