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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
Oct

Precise Answers in an Un-Precise World

By Mark Stoddard, author of Marketing Singers, a business and marketing guidebook written specifically for singers.   As you go

23
Sep

Singing Abroad

By British tenor, blogger, and author Christopher Gillett.   Getting work abroad in the first place is pretty difficult unless

02
Sep

A Call to Action!

By Carol Kirkpatrick, author of ARIA READY, The Business of Singing   Hope your summer gave you both the time

24
Jan

Getting an Audience for Your Killer Recital

So you are putting on a recital. That is great. Every singer must sing and sing often to hone performing

15
Jan

A Jungle Fable

The king gorilla sat in the cool shade, fanning himself. But he was puzzled by the actions of a young,

13
Jan

The Blame Game

It’s human nature to want to assign blame to others.   And it’s all too common to hear musicians blaming

06
Jan

Passive or Active: How do you live life?

It’s the typical time for ruminating over what we’ve been through in the previous year (and imagining what lies waiting

02
Jan

Have You Done Any Good Today?

Think of a number between one and ten. Now, imagine that the powers of the Universe have said this number

20
Dec

Give Yourself the Present

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because

17
Dec

Getting Rolfed: Bodywork for Singers

Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz endorse it. The late actor Christopher Reeve used it to allow him to breathe without

22
Nov

Ear Training for Musical Entrepreneurs

How often have you sat in the vestibule outside of an audition room and found yourself held captive by an

22
Oct

Waking Up in Italy

We want to hear from you! Welcome to a new series on the Auditions Plus Blog. We want to share

26
Sep

Mental Prep for Your Audition

Perhaps singers should heed Abraham Lincoln’s famous quotation, “You can please some of the people some of the time .

24
Sep

Inattentive Practice vs. Deliberate Practice. Which Do You Use?

“Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent.” Larry Gelwix   When I was a student at University, I was always

11
Sep

The Job Search: 4 Keys to Help Find Your Next Job

Singer–and musicians in general–need jobs. Even when you aren’t busy with your usual gigs, you want work. I’ve coached hundreds

09
Jul

Do You Have to Be Rich to Be a Great Singer?

In response to an anonymous Internet rant gone viral that claims that only the rich can be famous opera singers,

19
Jun

Getting Your Money's Worth

“If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.” Tom Krause   When you

02
May

Look as Good as You Sound!

Opera and vocal performance has become an image driven business. It’s critical to look as good as you sound.  

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