We continue last month’s discussion on professional role preparation with a candid discussion with coaches, a conductor, and stage directors about expectations. What level of preparation do they expect from singers when they step into the rehearsal process? Find out here and avoid being caught ill prepared.
Role preparation in the real world often means much more work than is typically required during your student years. But it’s never too early to start acting like a professional. Whatever level you’re currently at, following these seven steps will ensure your complete preparation.
From feeling like you’re on vacation to always eating out, being on the road can cause havoc to your regularly scheduled meal plan. Seasoned singers committed to healthful eating share their tips for nutritional eating while away from home.
Tucked away in beautiful Alaska, a summer festival has been thriving for 30 years. Its remote location doesn’t keep it from bringing in some of the best musicians around. And on the list of alumni? Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux. Read how the festival shaped her musical development, as well as what’s in store for 2010 when founder Jo Scott hands the reins to her successor, Terese Kaptur.
If you’ve ever considered delving into the mystery that is early music but felt a little apprehensive at the prospect, fear no more. This introductory guide will set you on your way.
Don’t be caught unawares come December 1 when graduate applications are due. Find out everything you need to know to begin preparing now.
The sixth annual Classical Singer Convention convened in Chicago May 29-31. With over 1,000 people participating from high school to professional levels, it was the biggest convention yet. Read about one singer’s convention experience, including how she learned to overcome fear in auditions, make her high notes soar and, most importantly, take her career by the horns to find success now.
Soprano Joanie Brittingham decided to go to Africa for an adventure. Little did she know that a life-changing, view-altering experience awaited her in Kenya.
You don’t want to arrive for your audition completely worn out from hefting heavy bags hither and yon. Learn to pack light. With current airline restrictions on liquids, however, how do you take what you need and still get through security? Find out here.
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