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Crossover Corner : Feeling Safer by Getting Comfortable

Thinking of auditioning as “giving a gift” rather than trying to get a job creates a new mindset for positive audition experiences. Read on to find out ways to embrace comfortable repertoire and processes for career advancement.

Aria Savvy : Expanding Your Audition Repertoire

Your “list of five” audition pieces shouldn’t all be arias found off the beaten track, but one or two would certainly be welcomed. “Aria Savvy” introduces you to music that will invigorate and provide a refreshing change for your listeners. Explore Handel's “Voglio amare” & Mozart's “Ah, lo veggio”.

What We Look For : Kathy Olsen, Encompass Arts

For the latest edition of our "What we look for" series, Katherine Olsen from Encompass Arts recently shared her three most desirable traits for any singer seeking representation from an innovative agent: Kindness, Integrety of text, and "I Want Magic".

Intimacy Direction and Opera : Safety, Context, and Boundaries

While common in theatre and film, intimacy direction becomes increasingly important in opera. Read on to discover the importance of intimacy direction and choreography, consent in the context of scene partnership, and developing a dialogue about the physicality of intimacy.

Top Three Vocal Health Tips for Singers : From Speech Pathologist Sarah K. Brown

Speech pathologist and voice teacher Sara K. Brown, MS, CCC-SLP, shares her top three tips for vocal health. Her mission is to make vocal health and science information widely accessible, and to train vocal athletes using evidence-based practices and cross training across genres. 

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Musical Theatre High School II

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Musical Theatre winners of the High School II Division.

From the Editor

This issue marks one year since I became the editor for Classical Singer. It has been a tumultuous one for our industry. When I was a college voice teacher, I started every semester telling my students, “You are responsible for creating a supportive, encouraging environment for your colleagues and yourselves.” I told them that by the end of the semester, they’d be sick of those words, but that I hoped the sentiment would be a habit in their daily lives. 

John Holiday : At Home at The Met and on Your Screen

Countertenor John Holiday shares advice from John Legend, what to do with the overflow from prioritizing self-care, and the precious gift of singing and the need to “give it away” in this interview on his success in opera and pop.

The Singer’s Library : Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy

Advances in the field of acoustic voice pedagogy have spurred a second edition of one of its most popular texts.

Leyerle, Language, and Libretti

Leyerle Publications released their Nico Castel Libretti translations as a digital resource, further making this incredibly important resource for singers more accessible.

Celebrating Two Decades of Somatic Voicework

The LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework, founded by Jeanette LoVetri and housed at Baldwin Wallace University, celebrated its 20th year in 2022.

The Importance of Storytelling

The stories we are told are the stories we tell ourselves. In this intimate article, Dr. Tara Melvin examines how these narratives shape our perception of success, moving forward, and creating more stories, both personally and professionally.