Rachel Willis-Sørensen recounts the journey that led her as a young singer to working with the industry leaders in classical music and the personal growth she experienced along the way.
The start of a new semester is a logical time to set goals for the upcoming school year. On fire with energy, momentum, and inspiration, students often set lofty goals each fall that are designed to help them achieve their dreams. Unfortunately, as the rigors of the semester settle in, many of these goals are cast aside as quickly as most New Year’s resolutions. Actually, the goals themselves may remain unchanged, but without a systematic plan to work toward achieving those goals, the motivation that was initially so high may gradually fade away.
The human brain is notoriously complex. After all, the phrase "It's not brain surgery!" came from somewhere for a reason. It would be understandable, then, if singers feel intimidated by the title of the new book The Musician's Mind: Teaching, Learning, and Performance in the Age of Brain Science. Author Lynn Helding points out in the preface, however, that the focus of the book is not neuroscience, which is concerned with the anatomy of physiology of brain structure.
A new publication offers solutions and an increased perspective for maintaining a lifetime of singing.
Dr. Howell explains what classical singers should know about microphone technology and how singers can get the most for their money when buying microphones.
Two treasured publications have been expanded and enhanced and continue their tradition of developing singing techniques for the modern artist.
As the director of a high-level Young Artist Program, Robert Ainsley is always on the lookout for capable and ambitious young singers looking to launch successful careers. As both director
John Chest’s career path did not initially go where he wanted or expected. But now, with a repertoire rich in European experience, he has returned to the U.S. to debut a roll that has been following him from the beginning of his studies. With a young family in tow, the mentors, teachers, and opportunities that presented themselves to Chest are not necessarily the path he would have chosen, but they have led him toward a career that is catching the attention of the classical singing world.
Working with technology when it's not about the technology.
Two authors advocate for equal representation, encourage change, and offer solutions when programming the works of women composers.
It’s not fun to fail. It can be disheartening, both in the moment and in the immediate aftermath. But, when developing vocal skills, not only is failure an option, it appears to be a crucial component of eventual success.
In recent years, motor learning theory has taken a more prominent place in vocal pedagogy. The theory itself is described in depth in Vocology by Ingo Titze and Kittie Verdolini
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