College & Recruiting

You’ve Got This! Advice for Incoming Freshmen Voice Majors

Starting your freshmen year as a voice performance major is equal parts thrilling and terrifying! Read on to see what advice current voice performance majors from around the country have for incoming freshmen.

College Connection: Navigating Voice Majors

“Which degree is for me?” poses a challenge for freshmen entering music programs in the U.S. Learn more about each type of Bachelor’s degree for music offered by many schools and how you can select the best fit for your long-term goals. 

A Summer Project: Outside Scholarships

If you’re inside escaping from the [heat, humidity, bad air quality], here’s a project for you. And by the title, “Outside Scholarships,” I don’t mean that you now have to go outside. Read on to learn more!

Tips from Juilliard: CS Music Convention—The View from the Exhibitor Hall

In a few short weeks, many of us will be gathered in San Francisco for the CS Music Competition and Convention. I will be there wearing two hats: One hat is that of a presenter (Saturday and Sunday), and the other hat is that of an exhibitor. 

Preparing for College

A student’s four years of high school must be mapped out effectively to prepare for a successful college experience. Having a plan each year of high school will put the student on a successful path to graduating with a college degree. Read on for one possible path that may be helpful for you to take.

College Connection: Repertoire Streams, Practice, and Planning

Evaluating and reevaluating your educational plans, practice habits, and career goals is an important tool to learn for singers planning to major in music. Whether you're just starting college or getting ready to launch your career, preparation is crucial! Read on to learn more about this.

Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Voice Teacher

Trying to choose a voice teacher can be daunting, especially since there are so many options out there! How do we pick a voice teacher, given all of these options that we have? Here are a few things to consider while making your selection.

College Connection: Looking Ahead to What’s Next

The time between high school graduation and beginning your college music studies is short. Read on for some tips on what and how to prepare for entering your college music program.

Making the Most of Your College Experience as a Performing Artist

Four years at college can go by all too quickly considering the years you spend preparing, time you use auditioning, and energy you devote to deciding on the perfect music program. Here are a few suggestions to make the most of your time in those four years once you arrive.

Crossover Corner: Could, Can, Will, and Getting Current with Crossover

Could versus should: One of my favorite things to say to voice students and friends is “Don’t should on yourself.” And I need to regularly remind myself of the same. I’ll overhear a teacher working with a student on a piece I’ve forgotten or a song from a new musical and think, “I should assign this to so-and-so” or “I should learn this music” or “I should start singing Purcell again” or “I should do a lecture recital.”

Four Tips to Help You Succeed in College

Are you preparing to go to college soon? This is an exciting transition to a new stage in your life! There definitely is a learning curve to adjusting to all of these things. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you get through.

Choosing a College

In the United States there are hundreds of colleges to choose from, so how does one exactly pick a college to attend? Here are tips for choosing the college of your dreams if you are unsure of where to begin.