January-February 2020

Grace and Grit : Amanda Majeski

Amanda Majeski’s global career has taken her around the world and to the top companies in the U.S. including Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Met. Yet her career is only one small, yet significant, part of who she is. With a husband and stepdaughter and a multitude of interests outside work, she says she’s going about life slow and steady.

Crossover Corner : Audition Accompanists Give Advice

Find out what accompanists expect from you at your next musical theatre audition.

The Singer’s Library : Music by Women

Two authors advocate for equal representation, encourage change, and offer solutions when programming the works of women composers.

Overcoming Adversity : The Inspiring and Intelligent Heidi Moss

Performing arts industries can be riddled with vanity. Learn how one singer used her scientific background to find healing when her looks were suddenly taken away.

AIMS : A Semicentennial of Shaping Singers

For those looking to work in Europe, AIMS can help make this dream a reality. Hear from faculty and an alumna about the many offerings of this program and what you can gain from a summer in Graz. 

CS Spotlight AVA: A History and Future in Vocal Arts

The prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts honors its past and looks toward its future with a new leader and steadfast mission in its 85th year.

Amazing Grace : A Hometown Tribute to Jessye Norman

Say goodbye to one of classical singing’s most loved divas. Her big voice and even bigger heart have not only left a mark on those closest to her but have cemented her impression as an icon in the musical world. 

Ciao, Roma! 

An established summer program in the heart of Italy is committed to the highest artistic standards and helping participants rise to the next level.

The Art of Selecting a Summer Program

Where should you start when choosing a summer program or YAP? Get advice and direction from the pros here.

Program Spotlight: Boston University Tanglewood Institute

A summer program exclusively for high school singers is giving them a taste of conservatory and professional life and instilling the importance of comradery. 

The Music Major Minute : Why Major in Music Education?

Don’t view an education degree as Plan B. Benefits to this route are many, including shared artistry and stability.