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Is My Body Keeping Score?

  I love massages. My husband and I had never had a couple’s massage and the past weeks have been quite stressful for our family so I took the liberty

Musical Theatre College Auditions : Practical Advice

Pay attention to audition requirements for each school where you are applying! Most MT program auditions require 2 contrasting song cuts and 1-2 short monologues, but be sure to keep

From Competition Winner to German Opera : Matthew Swensen

My first introduction to Classical Singer was in 2008 when I traveled with my parents to the convention in San Francisco. I was only 14 years old, not quite old

Nailing Your University Scholarship Audition

Don’t forget the seemingly small details when preparing for university auditions. They can make a big difference in whether or not you are successful. 

Singer Spotlight: Elyse Anne Kakacek

CS Music loves to spotlight singers, especially when they have a special project they are working on. Elyse Anne Kakacek recently recorded and released Untethered: The Song Cycles of Valerie

How $750 per Night is Possible : Creating a Perpetual Job Machine

Performing a Concert in someone’s home can earn you $750 — sometimes half that, other times more. And, you can quickly create such venues so you perform 12 or more

Crossing Over: The Search for Stylistic Authenticity

Several articles in the May 2019 Classical Singer issue explore the topic of “crossover”—classical singers delving into musical theatre. In the cover article, Elizabeth Stanley details the path from her

Owning Your Vocal Health

Maintaining and caring for your instrument begins by advocating for yourself. 

A Composer Improvises : A Conversation with Jake Heggie

Get a closer look at a composer who strives to work with singers rather than making demands of them. His approach and techniques offer invaluable insight for every singer at any stage.

This Is Enough: Accepting and Appreciating Your Career at Every Stage

I am all about that hustle. We are in an industry that requires you to be constantly striving, creating and reaching for the next goal. An industry that necessitates self-marketing,

MINDSET Tips To Prime Your Audition

Do you bring your A Game to every audition or do you leave the room wishing you’d done better?  Many singers blame their poor auditions on their skill, technique and/or

Singers Succeeding in Europe

The musical bridges bonding and separating continents at the same moments are usually born in the wombs of international festivals. One of the toughest classical music celebrations of today –