Katharina von Bora

Katharina von Bora is an historical, non-religious opera written by conductor and composer Mihai Valcu, with lyrics by Bill Zeiger. In his critique after the opera’s premiere, November 7, 2015,

Why do you sing?

Why do you sing? This is the first question I often ask new voice students, sensing that they sometimes need to be shaken awake, in order to change direction and

How You Do What You Do Matters!

First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” Charles C. Nobel Imagine your brain is a garden, except instead of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you grow synaptic

What Would Deborah Voigt Do?

Superstar soprano, Deborah Voigt, is taking charge of life beyond the stage in a commanding way. A biography, a one-woman show, a teaching fellowship at Notre Dame, artistic director of

Hope and Healing at the Competition

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man who is in the arena, whose face is marred by

The Myth of Knowing What You Want to be When You Grow Up

Are you stressed out because you haven’t figured out what you’re going to do with your life? It’s an overwhelming and unfair question to ask ourselves. It’s the wrong question

After The Audition – What do YOU do?

“First forget inspiration, Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice.” Octavia Butler What is your routine, follow-up or strategy

Singing in Shanghai – Day 2

Growing up on a farm isn’t the best path to the stage, at least at first glance. Especially on a small farm in the area around ChongChing, China. But then,

Singing in Shanghai – Day 1

“Because it makes my heart so strong, and I feel new life again.” Those were the words of Zhou Ke Han when I asked her why she sings classical music

Precise Answers in an Un-Precise World

By Mark Stoddard, author of Marketing Singers, a business and marketing guidebook written specifically for singers.   As you go about your business of singing, and seek to understand from

Singing Abroad

By British tenor, blogger, and author Christopher Gillett.   Getting work abroad in the first place is pretty difficult unless you have an agent. That certainly always used to be

A Call to Action!

By Carol Kirkpatrick, author of ARIA READY, The Business of Singing   Hope your summer gave you both the time and energy to just be and rejuvenate, plus time for

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