Health & Technique

Breaking Down the Riffs with the Extraordinary Natalie Weiss

Broadway performer and voice teacher extraordinaire Natalie Weiss—creator of the Breaking Down the Riffs Online Singing Course—discusses Broadway auditions, running a voice studio, dealing with anxiety in today’s challenging world, and more.

Amplifying Female Voices: Ellen Mandel

An abundance of living women composers deserve our attention. To help change the traditional white male landscape of the classical repertory, we can program music by composers of all backgrounds. Read on to learn about composer Ellen Mandel.

The Dr. Is In : Vocal Maintenance: Prevention Is the Key!

Preventative care for the entire body is important for vocal health. Dr. Jahn shares tips for daily habits that can keep your voice in excellent shape.

New Music Learning : Strategies for Success

Learning new music from living composers can be daunting to singers unfamiliar with the process. Read on to gain strategies for successfully collaborating with composers and approaching newly composed works.

The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice, Resonance, Style, and Intelligibility

Voice science and vocal pedagogy meet in this publication exploring the role of the tongue as a crucial part of singing and speaking.

The Dr. Is In: Dealing with Allergies : Allergy as Inflammation

In this guest article from allergist Dr. David S. Mazza, learn more about managing allergy problems and understanding the way your body responds to common allergens.

The Dr. Is In: Your Jaw and Your Voice

Dr. Jahn explains the role and function of the jaw and the problems that can be caused by chronic tension. Read on to gain a deeper understanding of jaw tension and ways to mitigate it.

Sleep, Study, Sing, Repeat: More Zzzs Lead to More A’s

Sleep is an essential element to physical and mental health, yet many students do not have a solid sleep routine. Case studies explore real-life scenarios you may face that can help you make better sleep choices.

The Dr. Is In : The Big Business of Medicine

Dr. Jahn weighs in on the modern healthcare system and the dangerous pitfalls that come with business, not your health, taking precedent. Read on to find out how you can take better control of your healthcare in this landscape.

The Natural : Technique & Talent

Is the concept of an untrained, natural opera singer an accurate one? A discussion on singing technique as well as the training of operatic superstars aims to answer this question.

Training the Young Male Voice

What makes the young male voice unique, and how does that impact its training?
Find the answers, including specific vocalises to help in the process, here.

Your Sinuses : Their Care and Feeding

With changing weather and changing schedules, Dr. Jahn tells you how taking care of your sinuses just might keep you well.