Tish Oney

Tish Oney

Tish Oney has taught vocal music at eight universities plus several more as a visiting artist. Specializing in multi-genre singing, she maintains an international performance career as a symphony pops soloist, jazz singer, lyric soprano, composer, arranger, musicologist, and voice pedagogue. She is writing Jazz Voice: A Guide to Singing Pedagogy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) and teaches professional and preprofessional singers in her virtual studio. To learn more, visit tishoney.com.

Whistling Hens: Reacting to the Landscape

Soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick and clarinetist Natalie Groom formed a duo, Whistling Hens, which commissions women composers for their ensemble. Learn more about how they formed, their process, and the rewarding, exciting work of these two women in chamber music.

The Role of the Understudy 

iligent preparation while working as an understudy can lead to invaluable learning opportunities and experiences.    The audition went well. The cast list is up. Your eyes scan the list

Onward and Upward with Nathan Gunn

From his beginnings in South Bend, Indiana, to winning the MONC Auditions, performing on the world’s greatest stages, achieving major success in crossover works, and now serving as a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Nathan Gunn continues to inspire audiences and students worldwide. In this interview, Gunn shares his thoughts on being an artist during a pandemic, his advice to young singers, and his optimism for the future.

Know Thy Text

Too often text is a secondary consideration when working a new piece into one’s repertoire. To be truly genuine as a performer, however, vocalists should devote the same rigor to text analysis as they do in building their instrument.