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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 »

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 »

Auditioning – How To Collect and Reset Yourself

February 1, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Hurrah! It’s auditioning season. Are you ready? Well are you! Or is this just going to be the same old, same old yet once again even though this past year was so much more successful in so many ways. If thinking about putting all your good work in front || Continue »

Audition and Performance Anxiety

May 1, 2015

Audition and performance anxiety is an evolutionary throwback — one that can be directly tied to our more primal neurological heritage; it’s called fight or flight. This fear that is elicited by stage fright ignites the body’s fight-or-flight response, which is what brings about its various physical and physiological manifestations. Essentially, it’s the perceived sense || Continue »

NEW YEAR’S Aria Ready Tune UP Time!

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Want to kick the New Year off with a tune-up! Here are some ideas to help refresh your re-start button. Ever get tired of trying to figuring out how to get your foot in the door that will really take you to the next step in your career. Sometimes you might get || Continue »

Some Different Ideas That I Thought Might Interest You

October 1, 2012

In teaching singing, I often come across questions relating to these particular subjects and though maybe others of you might have the same questions and/or suggestions that would be good to share. I think that often, as voice teachers, we don’t talk enough about why it’s important to gain a really solid vocal foundation on || Continue »

Who’s In Charge In There?

December 1, 2011

Renunciation – rejection – repudiation – abandonment – denial; these are very powerful words that often accompany how we feel inside after an audition that might not have gone as well as expected. Or perhaps you presented an amazing audition but still didn’t get the job or win the competition and start questioning what happened; || Continue »

Management

April 1, 2010

Much has changed in the world of management since I began my singing career. At that time there were fewer independent managers and agents. Management was basically handled by the big well known companies, some of which are still around today and their concept of dealing with a young unknown and untested singer was very || Continue »

Start the New Year 2010 with a Bang

January 1, 2010

Most auditions are over for the time being – we are back from the Holidays and this period of time can often culminate in either becoming critical and down on ourselves for all the mistakes, failures and lost opportunities we incurred over the past year or it can become the time for constructive introspection as || Continue »

Do You Care Too Much?

October 1, 2009

As everyone knows, audition season is upon us. Are you ready? And really, what does that mean? There are so many theories out there about how to deal with the stress, anxiety and fear often times associated with the actual doing of this process. I want to throw my hat into the ring with some || Continue »

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