For performers living and working away from home, the extra holiday workload combined with being away from family can be tough. Yet the CS Regional Reporters are adapting remarkably well. Below, a few share their secrets for making holidays special.
Who’s a guerrilla temp? Someone who knows more than the party line we all get when we sign on with a temporary agency. Here are a few statements many of us have heard, and what they really mean.
In the 9:00-5:00 career-track world, retirement is usually figured into the employee’s benefit package. As free-lance singers working for a flat fee, it is up to us to provide for our “golden years.” One method is the individual retirement account: easy, convenient and effective.
Auditioning for a solo position in an oratorio? Here are some tips from Lyndon Woodside, conductor of the Oratorio Society of New York, on what to sing, what to wear, and what to do.
The holidays present some special money-making opportunities for singers, and one of those is caroling! Cynthia Vaughn spoke to some singers who are earning extra cash for the holiday season while simultaneously having a great time.
Like Sherrill Milnes, many singers, conductors, coaches and teachers had mentors as they made their way up the career ladder. Now they are completing the circle: giving back to the field by working with singers in a mentoring capacity.
Sherrill Milnes on performing, mentoring,
and passing along a lifetime’s worth of memories
There are a lot of alternatives open to singers besides front and center stage. One of those is singing in a professional opera chorus. Lina Cotman spoke with several Metropolitan Opera choristers to find out what they think of life upstage left.
Our society seems to be growing more and more aware of homeopathic treatments and natural diets and remedies. What should we be aware of when we reach for that megadose of vitamin C? Dr. Jahn explains in this month’s column.
For some people, philanthropy starts early. Here is one college student’s experiences performing on behalf of the José Carreras Leukemia Foundation.
Is regular massage an extravagance, or an investment in your own peace of mind as a busy singer? Singers and massage therapists discuss massage as anything from an occasional splurge to an integral part of their physical routine.
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