Dana Lynne Varga

Dana Lynne Varga

Dana Lynne Varga is an accomplished soprano, voice teacher, arts entrepreneur, and career coach. She is the founder and artistic director of MetroWest Opera, which is celebrating its 10th season. Varga is on the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory Prep School, and has served on the voice and opera faculty at UMASS Amherst as well as the BU Tanglewood’s Young Artist Vocal Program for exceptional high school singers. Varga also won first place in the Professional Division of the Classical Singer Vocal Competition in 2016.

A Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Three Ways to Jump Start Your Career

Dana Lynne Varga will be publishing a monthly series for Freelance Artists. If you have questions for Dana, email support@csmusic.net and we’ll have her answer or write about those. ​

How Many YAPS Are Too Many YAPS?

Young Artist Programs are prescribed by many colleges and conservatories as part of the necessary path to career success. Over the past decade, the number of applications to these programs

Balancing a Singing Career with a Full-Time Job

Do you ever wish you could add two or three more hours to a day? Finding time to fit in all of a singer’s responsibilities is daunting, but the following tips can help you get started and get organized.

Super Women

Boston-based female artists discuss balancing pregnancy and parenting with busy careers.

Gender Disparity in Opera, Part Two: : Opportunity versus Debt

Part one of this article (published in December 2017) explored the issue of poor gender parity that exists in professional opera today, as well as some possible solutions. This second part examines the issue of female/male equality in college and conservatory vocal programs.

Supply and Demand : Gender Disparity in Opera: Part 1

More women than men pursue opera careers, and yet fewer roles exist for women than men in the bulk of the operatic repertoire. So, can women get a fair shot in this industry? We begin to take a look at these issues in part one of this series.

The Unprepared Singer

You look great! But can you sing? Simply put, your vocal abilities must come first—and then you can worry about your website, bio, and headshot. So, learn ways here to be more proactive in the practice room while away from your teacher this summer.

How Many YAPS Are Too Many YAPS?

Unsure of the next step in your training or what to do with the coming summer months? Find information on how to evaluate your needs and finances by taking a closer look at the different options available for summer programs and YAPS.