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Buyer’s Giude: How to Find good Recording Studios

Have you ever slaved to prepare for an important recording session and shelled out a ton of hard-earned cash, only to discover that your tape sounds like you were singing

Copyright and Royalty Information Sources

ASCAP A membership society of over 75,000 composer, songwriter, lyricist and music publisher members, was created in 1914 to provide the essential link between the creators of music and the

Making Tracks: : How I Produced My Own CD?

Elin Carlson spent five years in Europe singing opera and musical theater, including a year’s run of CATS in Hamburg. She is also a published composer. Carlson performs frequently in Southern California and can be heard in many film scores, including Godzilla, Anastasia, Mars Attacks! and Flubber. Recently she used her contacts and resources to record her own CD.

A Tool- Not The Tool: : Managers, Conductors and Administrators Talk About Tapes

JOHN J. MILLER MANAGER “Tapes are one of the least important elements of your package”; says John J. Miller, a former professional singer turned manager, who also writes and lectures

YOUR TURN! : What Does Your Demo Do For You?

Last year, Christopher Hogwood and the Handel & Haydn Society were in town at BAM and I wanted to sing for him while he was here, but there just wasn’t

Broaden Your Audience With Recordings

"Opera-goers often ask me how a man of Christian faith can so effectively portray operatic roles, famous throughout the repertoire, that represent satanic or devilish themes. I have no problem answering. As a Christian, I battle Satan on a daily basis. After living 36 years as a born-again Christian, I have come to know many of the devil's tactics and strategies. I may lose many of the battles but, with God''s help, I will win the war. "- Jeffrey Wells

Cadenzas – Part II of Our Series on Ornamentation : An Interview with Will Crutchfield

"Borrowing" cadenzas from recordings may work for a student in training but professionals really have to have a unique set of ornaments which distinguish their performance.

The Language of Being HIRED

Karis, a singer in Germany, won a German vocal competition. Anticipating congratulations from her diction coach, she relates, “I couldn’t believe the first thing that came out of his mouth,

Health Insurance for Traveling Singers

Whether you are an American working in Europe or a European working in America, getting sick or injured in a foreign country is frightening and could devastate you financially (see

Singers’ Experiences Working and Auditioning in Europe

I had insurance before I came to Europe. If you have private insurance here they treat you well, and it’s inexpensive (way less than America). But remember that you get

European Opera Websites

Below are selected websites of opera companies and festivals. Also check out Mike Gibb’s excellent site at for info about singers and seasons?important research to do before actually going

Auditioning in Europe

Working and Auditioning in EuropeSometimes it Works… Sometimes it Doesn't. NYON Asks two full-time singers to candidly discuss their European singing experiences.