September 2019

The Griffey Gospel

Anthony Dean Griffey’s career began with no resources, but with the help of generous and knowledgeable teachers, he has proven his masterful abilities and has had huge success in the industry with only five auditions. His credits now include the title role in Peter Grimes, Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men, and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, among many others. Learn how his authenticity for these characters was born out of a place of adversity and how his early struggles with poverty, bullies, and illness in his family have not only made him a better performer and a deeply committed teacher, but someone who continues to give back and who is loved by his colleagues. 

Overcoming Adversity : Autism Sings through Soprano Amanda Anderson

Get a glimpse into the life of a singer who has succeeded when others told her she would not.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Maria Damore's Portfolio Career

Extensive musical diversity creates many paid opportunities for a singer with a strong Greek heritage. 

The Singer’s Library : Pedagogical Practices

Two books explore and preserve the ideas of renowned voice teachers who have left a lasting impact on the singing world.

Crossover Corner : Musical Theater Auditions 101

The audition experience varies widely from classical to crossover styles. Find out what you need to know about the musical theatre audition process here. 

The Varied and Masterful Songs of C.P.E. Bach

Many are familiar with the works by Johann Sebastian Bach. But what about the works by his son? Discover a new world of repertoire perfect for recital, concert, or worship service. 

Lindemann Young Artists at a Glance

Get to know more about those in the most coveted operatic training program in the U.S. 

Surviving Diction Class

Every collegiate voice major in the United States sooner or later will have to take diction—the class that teaches how to sing effectively in other languages besides English (although occasionally

The Well-Rounded Student : Studying across Disciplines

There are many ways to enhance your educational experience, and doing so will make you a much stronger singer. 

Dynamic Duo at Curtis : Eric Owens and Danielle Orlando

The Curtis Institute of Music has been producing world-class talent for almost 100 years. A change in leadership this fall guarantees that this tradition will continue for another century.

Finding the Right University Voice Teacher For You

Don’t roll the dice this fall with your private voice teacher selection. The research and contact you make will have a lasting impact.

Paying that Chunk of Change 

Paying university tuition, fees, and books can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can in tackling this hurdle. 

A Composer Improvises : A Conversation with Jake Heggie

Get a closer look at a composer who strives to work with singers rather than making demands of them. His approach and techniques offer invaluable insight for every singer at any stage.

Nailing Your University Scholarship Audition

Don’t forget the seemingly small details when preparing for university auditions. They can make a big difference in whether or not you are successful. 

Owning Your Vocal Health

Maintaining and caring for your instrument begins by advocating for yourself. 

The Music Major Minute : The Quest for Your Signature Roles

Don’t wait until the last year of your degree program to formulate a lucrative plan for post-university life. Prepare now to get that degree to pay you back.