Ever walk into a voice lesson or rehearsal after a bad day or an argument with your significant other and feel you have vice grips around your throat? Our emotional
Soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird and bass-baritone Matthew Burns are currently having the adventure of a lifetime. In the midst of two full-time singing careers and as parents of two small children, the couple made an unusual and “crazy” decision. While they knew it was unconventional and not for forever, they also knew it was the best and right decision right now for their family of four.
Stifling our emotions and inner voice can cause havoc on our physical voice. Discover ways to free your emotions and, in turn, your singing voice.
In this final story in Michelle Kunz’s series, we meet “Kristina.” As the events of her personal life run out of control, she holds fast to the one constant in her life: singing.
This month we meet “Karen,” who has been challenged with a number of health problems that might have derailed her singing altogether at any number of steps along the way. With determination and focus, she shows us how—even in the midst of extreme physical difficulties—we can always find ways to let our talents shine, if we remind ourselves that doing our best is a measure that changes from moment to moment.
This month’s interview focuses on the challenges of living in the shadow of a singing parent, and on how parental expectations for a child can have long-lasting implications. It also explores chronic health problems and one singer’s resolve not to let anything hold her back from achieving her full singer identity.
In this third installment of Michelle Kunz’s series, we meet “Anne.” Discover how Anne is finding herself—and a renewed joy in singing—at the end of a long and difficult path.
In this second installment of Michelle Kunz’s series, two women, “Rebecca” and “Joyce,” share the joys, heartache, happiness, and sorrows of being singer, mom, spouse, and daughter.
Contributor Michelle Kunz begins a series this month introducing CS readers to several “older” female singers. These singers have agreed to share their ups and downs, struggles, and successes in an industry where everyone seems to be searching for the Fountain of Youth. Gain strength, insight, and support from the lives of these women, beginning this month with “Candice.”
Have you ever told someone you’re going to study music in college and they reply, “Wow, I didn’t know they offered a major in that,” or “That’s nice. How are you going to make a living?” Choosing to major in music means following your dream and your passion, and enjoying your college education, but sometimes it can be difficult helping your friends and family understand your decision. Michelle Kunz offers some valuable advice for sharing your vision for your future with those you love.
Balancing career and family can be a difficult juggling act, regardless of your profession. Add in the travel that often accompanies a singing career, and keeping all the balls in the air becomes even more challenging. Here are some great tips to help singer-parents include their families in their work, whether at home or on the road.
Singers spend a lifetime working to improve their dramatic and interpretive abilities for their art. Sometimes those carefully honed skills can seep into other aspects of life, with negative results. Michelle Kunz suggests some ways to draw the curtain between the stage and your personal life.
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