Deborah Voigt has trod the boards as the dramatic soprano of this generation. But as Voigt herself says in this exclusive interview, “You can’t be the top banana until you’re 75.” And, so, the soprano is wisely expanding her repertoire to include the roles of voice teacher, artistic advisor and, most recently, assistant professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Discover Voigt’s feelings about these life changes as well as her candid thoughts on addiction, weight, and feeling confident in your skin no matter what.
Since your body is your instrument, it’s important that it be in its optimal condition. Physical fitness specific to a singer’s individual needs will ensure that the voice functions its best and is free from any restrictions.
Once upon a time a young soprano went to college and her voice teacher fixed her passaggio in the first lesson. She sang high notes happily ever after.
In the week before the magazine goes to press, I reread the issue again from cover to cover, this time with the articles in order and beautifully laid out. Often
Hear from two entrepreneurs who initially trained as musicians and then went on to law, business, and leadership degrees and now run two companies. Their new book guides singers to better business practices in a changing marketplace.
So you didn’t get accepted to your college of choice. How did the powers that be arrive at that decision? Understanding the many varied factors that influence such decisions can help you in applying, auditioning, and understanding the outcome.
Stage time in college is coveted and critical to a singer’s training and success. But what if you’re offered a role that doesn’t feel like a fit for your voice? Find out how to weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision for you.
It’s no secret that there are lots of singers and often not a lot of jobs to go around. But rather than looking at your fellow singer as competition, let’s draw inspiration from each other about the ways and means for using our voices. We begin this new column with a look at the Boston chapter of Opera on Tap, an organization dedicated to helping singers to sing for money.
A former student says farewell to one of this generation’s most beloved teachers and mentors.
In this continuation of part one, which appeared online at www.ClassicalSinger.com/rearview1, singers offer perspectives on the education that prepped them for a career.
Your college years offer a glorious and singular time when you can focus fully on honing your craft without the stress of making a living from said craft. But the time to enter the professional world will come soon enough, so begin preparing now.
A remarkable thing happened at this year’s Classical Singer Convention: four sight-impaired singers who had never met and live in different parts of the country attended the three-day event in Boston. The four women discuss their experience at the convention as well as what it was like to be a blind singer in a university setting.
More than $2.1 million in scholarships and $16,000 in cash prizes were awarded at the Classical Singer Convention Memorial Day weekend.
As a new fall semester begins, application of these six principles outside of the classroom will help you reach above and beyond your degree requirements as you become an entrepreneurial learner.
So you want to major in music. That’s a great first step. But is vocal performance the path for you? Or music education? Or musical theatre? Or music therapy? And what about a double major? Read about the ins and outs of each major here to help determine the right choice for you.
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