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Expanding Your Audition Repertoire: Aria Savvy Part VI

Most audition judges will eagerly hear any singer whose repertoire shows some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for

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Ask Dr. Jahn: Singing While Sick

Hello CS Music Community! I have a question for Dr. Jahn. I know with these COVID-19 days, opportunities to perform are limited, (and performing live is even more rare) but

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Opera of Tomorrow

San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program and Adler Fellowship welcome a new artistic director in Carrie-Ann Matheson. Carrie-Ann Matheson has tapped into a knack for nurturing emerging talent throughout her musical career—something it appears she will continue to hone well into the future.

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Piano Skills for Singers: Empowering Singers at the Keyboard II

n my last article, I discussed my extensive experience teaching singers to play piano and how traditional methods have not proved effective at preparing them for professional work. I have

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5 Reasons Why Music is Important in Our Education System Today

The school curriculum has always been a subject of debate, and at the center of many government discussions. For a period of time, music and the arts were seen as non-essential; and it is still not mandatory post-elementary school. However, music has been shown to stimulate brain activity, drives productivity, and has a positive impact on overall wellbeing, especially mental health. See below, 5 reasons why music is absolutely crucial to both the education system and in children’s lives as they grow and mature into young adults. 

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Singer Spotlight: Brooke Larimer

elebrated for her “richly hued voice and nicely timed comedic ability,” mezzo-soprano Brooke Larimer epitomizes the life of a multifaceted operatic life in the twenty-first century. Her ease in multiple

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