Health & Technique

It’s All About the Mucosa: Healing and Preventing Vocal Fold Injuries

Let’s face it, mucus is not an enthralling subject. Yet the purpose of our mucus membranes is profound: they are the respiratory system’s first line of defense. Read on to learn how mucus can help our singing!

Trauma-Informed Voice Care

Learn from experts on trauma-informed voice care how to provide compassionate instruction and how to create a safe space in the voice studio.

Put. The Phone. Down.

Smartphones are awesome. They make our lives so much easier in a lot of ways. But they can cause both mental and physical problems if we’re not careful with how (and how much) we use them. Read on to learn more!

Winter Vocal Health Tips

Every new change of the season brings singers potentially new engagements along with an often-drastic shift in the weather. Read on for some tips on how singers can keep those vocal cords in tip-top shape during the winter.

From the Vault: Give Yourself the Gift of Peace this Holiday Season

You’re in the thick of the season right now— and the holidays, the busiest season of the year, are upon us. While this is a season that calls on you to give and give and give, you must take time to take care of yourself.

Top Ten Ways to Have A Healthy Holiday

With the holidays in full swing, we as singers have to make difficult decisions to protect our health as best we can. Here are some steps you can take to safeguard your health and the health of others this holiday season.

A Case for Not Warming Up

Warming up is important! But, instead of calling it "warm up" what if we called it "coordinating up"? Read on to learn about changing the connotation of warming up!

Pulling Off a Sick Performance

You’ve spent hours practicing and fine-tuning for an important performance and are feeling prepared and excited. Take some thought to also prepare for any potential setbacks that could start with a sniffle. 

Peri-through-Post: A Voice in Change

Perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause can be a challenging period for singers. Read on to learn more about the vocal signs of this life change and maintaining elasticity, flexibility, and agility through it. 

Mental Health

Kerriann Otaño and Cris Frisco have a conversation about the mental health crisis in the operatic community. They share ideas for self-care and ways to address mental health issues while working as a singer.

Don’t Give Up!

Every singer deals with thoughts of giving up. Read on to discover what fellow musicians do when they experience burnout, frustration, and rejection that lead to considering leaving the arts.

Singing after Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying and devastating for anyone—and for singers, there are important aspects to consider. Read on to find out how a cancer diagnosis impacted the careers of these singers.