Auditions & Career

Lessons from Lasso: Believe

Taking a lesson from popular TV show Ted Lasso, read on to find cheerful ways to believe in yourself and your music making abilities.

From the Editor : March 2022

As we head from winter into spring, I always feel that singers, like the birdsongs our pieces often imitate, burst joyfully out into our spring and summer performances. I’m particularly

Recital Representation: Making Space for Women Composers

Read on to learn about how to include more works by women composers in your recitals as a student and as a voice teacher.

Review: Oxford Solo Songs: Secular

    In the November/December 2021 issue of Classical Singer, I offered a review of Oxford Solo Songs: Christmas, a new anthology of seasonal songs published by Oxford University Press.

Auditioning for Summer Stock

Summer stock audition season is beginning with audition conferences and other audition opportunities. Read on to learn best practices for getting these summer performance jobs.

The Social Artist

Learn here how to go beyond the numbers and use social media as one more powerful tools of communication in your artistic toolkit.

Leveling the Playing Field with Technology Created by Singers for Singers

Technology updates abound that can help classical singers with their education and careers. In this article, learn about new apps that can help you succeed, including the new CS Music App.

Acting for the Singer: Opera vs. Musical Theatre Part 2

Crossover artists must balance the expectations and requirements for acting in both opera and musical theatre. In this continuation from the September/October issue article, learn more about the rehearsal process and performance expectations.

Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches

Addressing important issues of acting methods, this publication is a much needed resource that rectifies a homogeneous approach to acting through history, critical commentary, and methodologies. 

The Singer’s Library : Compton Publishing--A Decade Dedicated to the Voice

Four books from Compton Publishing delve into vocal pedagogy, vocal health for educators, singing for those with Parkinson’s disease, and the larynx. With ten years of publishing for academic and professional books and media, Compton Publishing releases an array of publications for voice professionals.

Choral Repertoire: Enriching Curriculum and Programming

Diversity in choral repertoire, like the repertoire for solo singers, is a constantly evolving canon. For voice teachers and choral conductors alike, adjustments to curriculum and programming broaden not just the repertoire itself, but historical understanding of compositional techniques.

Acting for the Singer: Opera and Musical Theatre Rehearsal Prep

Crossover artists must balance the expectations and requirements for acting in both opera and musical theater. Training differs for singers in each genre because each prioritizes expression differently.