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Give Up the Fixed

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ― Robert Greene, Mastery People with a fixed mindset think their talents and intelligence are simply

Influencers of Singing: Interview with David Evans

Mark Stoddard: Welcome to our fourth podcast of influencers of music in the CS Music world. Our guest today is David Evans. I’m going to let him tell us a

How You Do What You Do Matters!

First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” Charles C. Nobel Imagine your brain is a garden, except instead of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you grow synaptic

Opera in China? You Bet!

Our bus made a sharp U-turn at the intersection and made it’s way up a steep, narrow street to the tall, handsome marble gateway telling us we had arrived at

Influencers of Singing: Interview with Darin Adams

Mark Stoddard: Well, good day. It’s now time for our podcast of the Influencers of Professional Music and Theater. I’m Mark Stoddard, marketing and media consultant to CS Music and

From Dreams to Reality: Colin Aikins and the CS Vocal Competition

Many have experienced the joy that comes from belting it out in an empty house, but few have the dedication it takes to turn it into something more. Colin Aikins

What Would Deborah Voigt Do?

Superstar soprano, Deborah Voigt, is taking charge of life beyond the stage in a commanding way. A biography, a one-woman show, a teaching fellowship at Notre Dame, artistic director of

Balance

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. ~Author Unknown   What is important about being in balance

Coping With Criticism

My day of triumph had finally arrived! I made my NYC debut in a world premiere, and luckily the NY Times gave me a favorable review. Instantly I joined the

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Stage Director, Kristine McIntyre

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singing” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or influencers to recommend, email support@csmusic.net. Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions

Spoiler Alert: Your Fairy Godmom Has Left the Building

There is no miracle cure, no magic bullet, no short cut, and no fast track to your desired future. There’s no artist manager, publicist, teacher, or coach who can magically

Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Dr. Todd Queen

This is part of CS Music’s ongoing “Influencers of Singings” series. If you have questions you would like submitted or influencers to recommend, email support@csmusic.net. 7 Questions with Dr. Todd