Mic Check : What Every Singer Should Know

Dr. Howell explains what classical singers should know about microphone technology and how singers can get the most for their money when buying microphones. 


Aspire to Inspire: HS Musical Theatre Winner Hannah Bautista

Hannah Bautista was the First Place winner of the 2020 CS Music Vocal Competition for the High School Musical Theatre Division. More than 1,600 singers participated in the online competition that culminated with the finals on May 30, 2020. This is part 1 of 6 as we highlight the First Place winner of each division.


Crossover Corner : In the Room Where it Happens

Get an inside view of what casting directors are actually wanting from auditionees.


Overcoming Adversity : Alexandra Martinez-Turano the Larger-than-Life Soprano

When addiction and poverty are a part of someone’s story, survival becomes more of a necessity than achieving one’s dreams. One singer, however, shows that she not only survived very difficult family circumstances, but is now working in a field that provided strength and healing for her.  


The Art of Seeing with the Ears : A Conversation with Ramón Vargas

Ramón Vargas remarkably made his Met debut replacing an icon in the industry, and since that time he has become keenly aware of the many changes in operatic traditions. Read his thoughts on the evolution of opera, how to increase longevity in this incredibly competitive field, and what traits singers need in order to find success. 


2020 Summer Program: The Balance Arts Center’s Online Summer Intensives 

Summer programs can have a significant impact on singers’ development, and many have been wondering about summer 2020. Can we experience the feel and the benefits of participating in a

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