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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 in Chicago. I heard so many impressive voices in both

The Doctor Is In : Back to School

Uncle Tony offers his advice for students returning to the classroom this month. Read his thoughts on how studying music at the university level requires using both the left and right hemispheres of the brain and much more.

How to Make a Good Impression during Your College Years

Read what students should and shouldn’t do to stand out in the right ways while pursuing a college degree—from social media to rehearsals to class.

12 Ways to Rock Your In-Person College Audition

We asked college professors what students should and shouldn’t do in their in-person voice audition. Find out what made the top 12 here.

Why Opera Singers Should Take Musical Theatre Classes

When considering electives to complete your degree, a musical theatre acting class might be just the thing to take your performance to the next level. That’s what happened for one New York City-based singer.

Singer’s Library : Georgine Resick

When choosing recital repertoire, it is common for students to gravitate toward the most well established songs. Composers who receive the lion’s share of ink in music history textbooks and

The Singer’s Library : Des Chansons Renouvelées

A new book provides a greater context for neglected French vocal literature.

Where I Last Got Paid To Sing : New Music Challenge for Mezzo-Soprano Kristin Gornstein

When Kristin Gornstein was asked at the last minute to step in for another mezzo and workshop the first act of a brand new opera, she jumped at the chance.

Whose Aria Is It, Anyway?

Blocking, choreography, entrances, exits, lines, and timing are crucial for any musically staged production. But how do you prepare for unexpected missteps? Learning how to go off script is an important skill that will not only benefit you but also your colleagues.

The Fabulously Fit Singer

Making time for daily physical activity can be a challenge, especially when you’re in the throes of earning a college degree. But getting and staying fit really is paramount for singers whose instrument is their body. To help you get motivated, here’s a look at the benefits of yoga and physical activity for the voice.

Preaching from the Choir : Science Catches Up to the Benefits of Choral Singing

For the singer who can’t wait to fulfill those mandatory choir credits or the one who dreads it, recent studies reveal some unexpected and profound benefits of choral singing.

70 Stellar Seasons : Celebrating Indiana University Opera Theater

The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University has long had what is considered one of the top 10 vocal performance programs in the country. This year the school celebrates 70 years of its opera program. Read about the history of the program as well as its future and the great things to come.