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Spoiler Alert: Your Fairy Godmom Has Left the Building

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Influencers of Singing: 7 Questions with Dr. Todd Queen

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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

LET’S ALL SHINE-The Power of Positive Thought

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Happy New Year – Mindset – Which Rules Your World, Amateur or Professional?

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. Gandhi Let me start this blog

Act and Not Be Acted Upon

Be prepared to act, and not be acted upon. That was my message to a group of singers and teachers at Tulane University last Friday as we took an hour

Music Should Mean Something – Advice from George Shirley

Music should mean something. Sound should mean something. Know what and why you are singing and your sound will come from somewhere amazing. Venerated tenor and voice teacher George Shirley has

Career Paths in Classical Singing

How exciting it is to consider the many and varied possibilities when creating and/or choosing your career path.  Sometimes it may even choose you! One thing is for certain, there is

Let’s all Shine!- No Fear! You Got This!

The definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat”. According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne,

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