Don’t wait for the New Year to start those resolutions. Spending a little time this month preparing for 2013 will bring financial peace when the calendar actually turns.
In an effort to help students with their health and well-being, Curtis Institute of Music has teamed up with a local gym to provide personalized training for any interested student. Read about the remarkable results many students are seeing.
After two double-lung transplants, soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick learns to breathe a third time on her own.
Bass Ildar Abdrazakov grew up in Russia behind the Iron Curtain. In his youth, he wanted to be a truck driver so that he could travel from his remote village of Ufa and see the entire USSR. When the wall came down in his teens, this desire was suddenly overshadowed by a world of previously impossible careers—not to mention the actual world, now open for discovery. Now in the midst of an international opera career, Abdrazakov is traveling the globe, singing roles from Japan to Salzburg to the U.S.
Nearly 15 years ago, soprano Alexandra Deshorties won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as a spot in the coveted Lindemann Young Artist Program. Winning at a young age seemed to lay out success for her future. And while she has ultimately found success, it has been a long and atypical journey—one laden with thoughts of throwing in the towel and wondering where she truly fits within this career. But now with a new sense of self, Deshorties shares why she stuck with it and how she is finding fulfillment today—both on and off the stage.
Six publicists offer some fantastic free advice for
those publicizing themselves.
It may be true that manners cost nothing. A lack of manners, however, can end up costing you big. And when it comes to personal finances (especially in this economic climate), the world of etiquette can turn into a minefield.
Soprano Susanna Phillips is far from her humble Alabaman beginnings with recent engagements in Spain and France and upcoming engagements at the Met, Carnegie Hall, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. But Phillips has hardly forgotten her roots, as evidenced in the summer chamber music celebration she founded: Twickenham Fest. Perhaps it’s that connection to her early beginnings that continues to ground her today, giving her inspiring musical insights and a healthy career perspective, which she shares in this Classical Singer exclusive.
Since winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions nearly two decades ago, tenor Richard Croft has enjoyed a busy and varied career in the U.S. and abroad. From Mozart to Wagner to Philip Glass, the tenor’s repertoire spans not only centuries but a diversity of styles as well. Adding to this diversity is Croft’s longtime post as professor at the University of North Texas. And with Texas style, Croft speaks candidly here about his successes and failures—and his vision for the next generation of Americans.
Offering a twist on the traditional conservatory setting and tempering academics with an outpouring of performance experience, the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston has a long tradition of truly quality education.
Nestled nearly halfway between Boston and New York City, Yale University has long been a beacon of quality higher education. But does their School of Music offer that same level of excellence to prospective professional singers? Olivia Giovetti answers that and more here.
Are student loans a current reality or in your near future? Consider these ideas for staying in control of your student loan debt as well as your financial future.
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