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Amplifying Female Voices: Linda Kernohan

One of the most exciting opportunities we have as performers is to perform music by living composers. This excitement is amplified when it comes to music by often underrepresented composers. Read on to learn about composer Linda Kernohan.

The Dr. Is In: Dr. Google – The Pros and Cons of Internet Medicine

As more people turn to web sources and social media for health information, parsing out the disinformation from the viable and reliable information available becomes increasingly challenging. Dr. Jahn shares tips on how to use Internet sources wisely for your vocal health.

Menopause and the Voice

Singer and voice professor Michelle Latour shares her journey through menopause, including factors in how to manage symptoms and biological changes in ways that helped her continue to thrive in her work as well as manage other aspects of entering middle age.

Breaking Barriers: Four Pioneering African American Singers in Opera

February marks Black History Month. Read about four singers who changed history—and the forward-thinking administrators who helped them. These bold pioneers left an inspiring artistic legacy, which challenged the operatic world and changed it for the better.

Choosing a College

In the United States there are hundreds of colleges to choose from, so how does one exactly pick a college to attend? Here are tips for choosing the college of your dreams if you are unsure of where to begin. 

What Can Be Done about Fewer Males and Lower Voices on the Singing Scene?

The classical singing industry finds itself with fewer lower voices professionally and in school programs. Recruiting tenors, baritones, and basses requires shifts in cultural understanding of the arts as a professional field.

Tips from Juilliard: Why Do Auditions Have to be a Zero-Sum Game?

As a performing artist, you will take many auditions during the course of your career. There is a lot of advice available on preparing for auditions, but what about after the audition? How do you prepare for that? I’d like to explore that question in this article.

Kirsten Kunkle and Sarah Melnick on Their New Opera “Girondines”

"Girondines" by Kirsten Kunkle and Sarah Melnick is a unique showcase for women’s voices as well as a moving, inspiring story about women’s bravery in the face of oppression, a topic no less relevant today than during the French Revolution.

Crossover Corner: Magic, Fear, and Moving Forward

Fear is a natural part of being a performer. In this month’s “Crossover Corner,” we learn how to run toward our fears to discover the new in our art and bring magic to our creative efforts.

Music Major Minute: Unexpected Vocal Literature, Part II – Beyond the 24 Italian Songs and Arias :

Working on your Italian lyric diction is. . . come si dice? Più importante! Outside of diction class and voice lessons, subscribe to or for pronunciation practice of your song texts. If you are a curious scholar looking for songs beyond the 24 Italian Songs and Arias that will help you level up, this column is for you. 

The Singer’s Library: Class Voice

A new text helps teachers explore efficient and effective implementation of the class voice format.

College Connection: Repertoire Reboot

Choosing repertoire for undergraduate auditions can be difficult to negotiate. You want to present something that fits your voice and highlights your strengths, yet is not overdone. How do you know if you have chosen the appropriate rep? Look no further! Read on to discover what college professors really think about your audition selections.