Julie Lyn Barber

Julie Lyn Barber

Julie Lyn Barber is a D.A. student at Ball State University studying vocal performance and stage direction. She is an adjunct faculty member at Taylor University, where she teaches music and theatre. She is also a professional singer/actor based in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Darin and Sheri Adams: : The Heart behind the Appcompanist App

Meet a husband-and-wife team who made and continue to make career decisions based on what will be best for their family, including a new app they hope will also be best for singers.

Celebrating Classical Music and Cuisine

Baritone Thomas Meglioranza shares his passion for food with the creation of a food app designed to help diners branch outside of their comfort zone.

Improv Goes to the Opera

Find out how two opera companies and one training program are using improvisation to draw audiences in and how it is proving beneficial for both audiences and singers alike.

Combining the Green with the Seasoned : The Jane and Allen Tyler Young Artist Program

CS decided to find out more about Opera on the James’ new Young Artist Program, which just finished its inaugural year. The program’s first four participants tell why they decided to take a chance on a start-up program and how it compared to their expectations.

Festival It Up Early Music Style

With so many early music festivals dotting the land, how can you begin to know which one is right for you? As always, research, research, research. And this sampling of several first-rate festivals is the perfect jumping-off point to begin your search.

Crossing Over

Broadway composer and lyricist Craig Carnelia and classically trained crossover guru Sylvia McNair weigh in on how singers can successfully dip their toe and eventually dive into the crossover waters. Carnelia and McNair will share even more of their wisdom with convention attendees in New York this May.

Racial Discrimination for the Classical Singer : Is It Still a Problem Today?

More than 10 years ago, CS surveyed readers about issues of discrimination in the singing business, and the results were reprinted in the 20th anniversary issue (see December 2007). As we now begin the second decade of the twenty-first century, find out what readers have to say about racial discrimination today.

Having It All

A singer, mother, teacher, and more tells how she has found success in her own unique career path. She shares why choosing her family before her career really isn’t a sacrifice at all and how she continues to find her own voice in the noise around her.

What is the Boston Early Music Festival?

Directors from the Boston Early Music Festival talk about what the festival is, how and what singers can glean from all it has to offer—including performing opportunities, and what advice they recommend for a successful early music audition.