Auditions & Career

The Power of Music – Part 1

What is it about music, any kind of music that makes us feel things? Why do we love and need it in our lives? What is your role as performer

To Practice or Not To Practice?

Many college-level singers cannot afford to attend expensive pay-to-sing programs during the summer. They need to stay home and earn extra money for the upcoming school year. So my question

Job Seekers & Sales: The Trust Sanctuary

Think for a moment when you have felt the extreme emotions of joy and sadness in your life. Are those moments related to relationships with other people? Most likely it

Hungry for More: Winning the CS Vocal Competition

A whirlwind weekend packed with multiple rounds of singing. Connecting with hundreds of anxious singers and receiving written feedback from judges. Winning it all and ready for more. Gillian Hollis,

Dream Big – CS Convention: Young Artist Series

Young Artist Sara Conwell (www.sarahconwell.com) attended last week’s Young Artist Series at the Classical Singer Convention. She shares her thoughts and notes here:   Dreaming big is not necessarily the

Choosing the Right Repertoire – CS Convention

Last weekend I had the pleasure of judging part of the second round of the High School Competition at the Classical Singer Convention in Chicago. It was an interesting and

The Perspective of Judge – CS Convention

We’ve asked singers, teachers, students, parents, and judges at the Classical Singer Convention in Chicago, IL this weekend to write about their experiences. The following is from Roosevelt University faculty

I Could Have Danced All Night – CS Convention

We’ve asked singers, teachers, students, parents, and judges at the Classical Singer Convention in Chicago, IL this weekend to write about their experiences. The following is from Darin Adams of

Trust-Building Keys

As discussed in an earlier post, trust-building is key in the job interview process. No trust with a hiring manager means no job offer. The 6 primary components of trust-building

Crossing Over for Success

Many female classical singers do not get the employment opportunities they wish for or deserve.  Unfortunately, classical vocal music is a niche market. Did you know there are more major league