Do you think I’m going to tell you about a magic elixir? No, but I am going to give you a few valuable suggestions I know can make a huge
In this final installment of Firestone’s series on retiring from singing, Adria Firestone shares readers’ thoughts on this somewhat frightening prospect that looms in the future of every singer. Read what your fellow singers have to say on everything from retiring, to transitioning to new careers, to the joy, heartache, and hard knocks of this career.
Building on the continuing discussion of recognition, mourning, grief, and letting go, Adria Firestone discusses the healing, forgiveness, and gratitude that can come after a singer decides to leave the stage.
In the first three articles of this series, Adria Firestone took us through deciding when to retire, fully grieving for your loss, and discovering your passions. This month she shares how to evaluate your own skill set and find meaningful and fulfilling ways to create away from the stage.
In our continued discussion of retiring from singing, Adria Firestone gets at the heart of the matter: determining why we sing, as well as our needs and wants on and off the stage. This is a must-read article for singers at every career level to start you on the road to emotional freedom and happiness.
Last month we began discussing the difficult decision to leave the stage. This month we examine the heartache
and grief surrounding this major directional change, and the time needed to truly allow yourself to mourn.
Deciding when and how to leave the stage is a painful and difficult journey, with no road maps along the way. Most singers just don’t talk about it, and so CS has decided to begin the dialogue. In the first of a series of articles, one singer who enjoyed a long career shares how she knew it was time to end her professional career, and tells us about all the heartache that went along with that decision.
What’s happening to the real you as you pursue your career? Here’s an experienced and very talented singer you’ve probably seen and admired to explore the question rather fearlessly with you. You can hear more of Adria. She will be a featured speaker at the upcoming convention. (See the CS website at http://www.classicalsinger.com)
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