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Ann Baltz: : Life After Opera Works

How does one transition away from three decades of a life work? For Ann Baltz, this not only became her new reality but a necessity. 

Baritone Steven LaBrie:  : The Sky’s the Limit

Despite childhood difficulties, Steven LaBrie was inspired early on to pursue a career in opera, and he is now beginning to attract attention in the classical world. Find out more about this baritone whose voice is as big as his heart.

The Power of Words

Vocal transformation may be found more in the text of your literature rather than in relentlessly pursuing perfect singing technique. 

Overcoming Adversity : Kelly Edgar—Singing and Teaching through Injury

One singer shares her experience with balancing a full-time teaching career coupled with a production run amidst a health crisis. 

The Music Major Minute : Summer Training—Up Your Game

It’s tempting to waste away those valuable summer months. These ideas will help you resist that urge and get a jump-start on the fall semester. 

The Jazz of Darden Purcell

Darden Purcell, a Washington D.C. based jazz vocalist, enjoys an active performing career in addition to being the director of jazz studies at George Mason University. She has performed nationally

Success For the Mature Singer

What are the obstacles to either expanding upon existing work or entering the field when one no longer qualifies as the next sparkling young phenom of the industry?   Certainly,

Diction for Today’s Singer

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

An Argument against ABStinence

“I want to work out, but I’m afraid I’ll build up too much tension in my abs.” “Can I develop a six pack without screwing up my voice?” “If I

Is the Singer’s Larynx Really “Different”?

When I show photographs or videos of the larynx to a singer, the two questions I am most often asked are “Is there something different about a singer’s larynx?” and

Creating a Singer’s Press Release

You just finished a grand Memorial Day weekend at the CS Music Convention and Vocal Competition. (I’ll use this as an example but everything fits for anything else you do

Connections: It’s Who You Know

Turning acquaintances into career allies We all probably know on some level that it’s not wise to walk into every audition without having made any personal connections to those hiring.