Audra McDonald’s varied career has spanned classical and Broadway genres alike. One common thread, however, runs through every type of music she chooses: Audra McDonald sings what speaks to her soul. In this candid Classical Singer exclusive, Ms. McDonald shares her thoughts on getting over her hatred of classical music, how she balances career and family, and her future plans on the operatic stage, including Houston Grand.
Singers need to know how to ask for feedback, and when to either accept or reject it. For the singer who also teaches, you find yourself on the other end – giving the feedback. Maria Zouves explores both angles here, using summer programs as a model.
A demo CD, part of every singer’s package, often makes that first impression for you. Make sure it’s a good one by following Erda’s advice— and learning from her mistakes.
In an issue dedicated to voice teachers, it seems appropriate to present a Dr. Jahn column on a clinical team that is essential to the long-term survival of the singer—the voice teacher and the laryngologist.
Not all voice teachers are created equal, and when you find a truly exceptional teacher, you’ve struck gold! Classical Singer magazine continues its tradition of honoring exceptional teachers by shining the spotlight on Elizabeth Nohe Colson, our 2005 Teacher of the Year.
Detroit Back In the Classical Radio Fold As of July 1, according to the Detroit News, residents of the motor city again have classical radio, a service they have had
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Recently, as I was leaving a grocery store, I happened to walk past a car with four young children in the back seat. I couldn’t hear what was going on
It wasn’t at the Met, but it was for the Mets, and 11 Classical Singer Convention attendees had the time of their life singing not just the national anthem, but an encore to boot!
On Sunday morning, the last day of the 2005 Classical Singer Convention, as attendees were wrapping up activities and checking out of the hotel, high school students and their parents
One singer’s convention began with disappointment—but by the time it was over, the lessons learned and the overall benefits far outweighed any initial heartache.
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