Soprano Mary Wilson has made a name for herself in oratorio repertoire. She shares her experiences in this interview. Wilson is also a masterclass presenter at the CS Music Convention.
In the November/December 2021 issue of Classical Singer, I offered a review of Oxford Solo Songs: Christmas, a new anthology of seasonal songs published by Oxford University Press.
Church gigs are a staple for classical singers. Historically, these opportunities have been primarily choral in nature; students and professionals alike perennially serve as “section leaders” in choirs across a variety of dominations. Solo opportunities, however, do come along—and when they do, singers are expected to offer selections that will “fit in” with the liturgy of a traditional choral service. Where, then, is a singer to turn for ideas once the well of standard oratorio fare has run dry?
From turning off your cell phone to finding more time in your day, discover ways to increase and improve your practice time—in and out of the practice room.
From conducting the recording with score in hand to asking your teacher for recommendations of singers to listen to, find out how to more effectively use recordings in your vocal study.
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