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A Future Not Our Own: Setting Realistic Goals

With so much uncertainty, artists should continue to set realistic goals, hoping that the foundations they lay will lead toward a greater result.

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Showtune Savvy

In today’s industry, it’s vital to make an impression that engages your audience behind the table, online or in person (a boy can dream, can’t he?). One way to keep the people “leaning in”, is to put your stamp on a musical selection that we haven’t heard a zillion times. In that spirit I’d like to chat briefly about a few songs and shows you may not be quite as familiar with.  I’ve selected a gem of a BALLAD for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Barritone. Gifts for everybody!

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Get Your Zs

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important components of good health. Gone are the days when sleep was equated with inactivity, even indolence. We now recognize that a lot goes on during sleep. Our body gets rid of waste products, including scavenging waste proteins in the brain; our hormones are busy resetting; and, in general, the body undergoes rejuvenation. Lack of adequate sleep, whether in quantity or quality, is considered by some authorities to be a major contributor to chronic illness and even obesity.

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Fearless and Unique: Johnson and Major

Power couple Michelle Johnson and Brian Major make it work, on the operatic stage and off.

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Maria Callas and the Longinus Sublime

December commemorates Maria Callas’ birthday. As we remember her legacy, let us pay tribute to her contributions that transcended traditional vocal technique.

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So What Do We Do Now?!?

None of us artists really knows what to do, or what's coming next. But I still feel we are essential, even if society (or the government) doesn't appear to feel this way. So what the hell are we supposed to be doing now? My answer: I haven't a clue. But also, not nothing.

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