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Time to Give Up Toxic Dream Stealers & The Need to Be Liked.

October 3, 2017

You have 3 basic resources at your disposal; Time, Energy, and Money! The most important one of those is not the time you spend, but how you spend your energy during that time period. Often your energy is spent on people who are less accomplished in their personal and professional lives and those that you || Continue »

Change = Growth
How to reset the context of your current thinking by asking,”What’s in it for me?”

May 2, 2017

How many of you already have been accepted into a summer program or are still waiting to hear if you will be? Have you ever thought about why you were chosen? Here is the blunt answer – because there is something in the choice those in your program saw that fulfills their question of “What || Continue »

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR “MIND SWAMP”!

April 6, 2017

How often do you get stuck in that place in your mind that takes you deeper and deeper into chaos, confusion, gridlock, deep anxiety and panic? It feels like there is no way out. And if you manage to get out, you feel lost, stupid, therefore not worthy, and very frustrated. I think we’ve all || Continue »

Belong to the Music

March 1, 2017

How many singers continually neglect to take the time to put the music into the voice before they stand up and perform? It seems there is more and more instant performing than ever. This process seems to be a lost art. I find it so helpful to take a new piece of music or an || Continue »

It’s a New Year, It’s a New Dawn, and it’s a New Day. Happy 2017! Now… What Do YOU Plan to Do With It?

January 4, 2017

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person you can become, and have that career you so desperately want, you don’t need to add more things or rehash the same subject over and over without resolution. We need to learn how to stop that insidious noise in our heads, or I like to || Continue »

Vision – Mission – Value of and for Auditioning

December 1, 2016

What is the importance of these three words, “Vision, Mission and Value”, when you think about auditioning? These are what most successful businesses use as their touchstone with all their stake holders, customers, venders and employees, so they are perceived with consistency by all. Performers often feel that this is the impossible part of striving || Continue »

Perfection as an Artist – Is There Such a Thing?

November 5, 2016

When I looked up the word “perfect” I noticed that most of the denotation for this word deals in religious ideals, which are different for each religion and human striving in ones behavior toward that religious goal, which is often unrealistic. There is nothing wrong with that, but it says nothing about there being “a” || Continue »

Attention to Details When Getting Ready for Auditions

October 8, 2016

In the business of opera, it is a given that a singer must focus on a myriad of things in preparation for an audition. Here’s the laundry list that you have probably heard over and over, that you need to pay attention to. First and foremost, the importance of a solid vocal technique; then thorough || Continue »

Keeping the Ball Rolling

September 2, 2016

Don’t you feel more confident and motivated after returning home from your summer program? What do you plan to do with these feelings and information? How do you plan to parlay them into something you can continue to build on as you move through this year and into the next season of auditions? How do || Continue »

Taking Care of “The Self”

August 5, 2016

No matter what you are doing or participating in this summer, are you still feeling stressed and anxious? Are there projects or expectations placed on you of your own volition; things that are next to impossible to accomplish in the real world? Are you worrying about making the right impression on those that are in || Continue »


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