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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 »

Reaching Out

February 1, 2009

Whether President Obama was your candidate or not, did you feel the energy and excitement generated during the inauguration January 20th? How did it make you feel? Did it give you hope and energy? His inaugural speech resonated strongly within me giving me much to ponder. I would like to share some of these thoughts || Continue »

Story Telling: The Art of Communication as an Artist

October 1, 2008

Over the summer I have had many singers ask me the best way to get the emotion, along with their ideas of the character into a role or even just an aria or song so it doesn’t seem contrived or as if they were just acting. They wanted to know how to make a piece || Continue »

Benefits of Personal Skills: Relationships – Relationships – Relationships

August 1, 2008

Having a beautiful voice, amazing vocal technique, natural facility for languages and an intrinsic instinct for drama are just part of the many skills needed to facilitate a singing career. I have heard from many singers this summer who, even thought they have those elements in place, have run into some real difficulties they hadn’t || Continue »

You’re Either Part of the Problem of Part of the Solution: Successfully Resolving Conflict

May 1, 2008

Ever have a personal, business or career situation where there were words exchanged that didn’t resolve anything, just making the situation even more difficult and uncomfortable over time? Or perhaps you, like millions of others, want to avoid confrontation at all costs! You just let everything slip past you hoping all will just go away || Continue »

The Audition Process

December 1, 2007

Because I have recently adjudicated several competitions in succession, this subject is heavy on my mind. There are so many different aspects, of being comfortable and prepared for each and every audition, that most singers don’t even seem to be aware of. Of course there is the obvious. You have to gather the information about || Continue »

Tips on Mastering the Art of Networking

February 1, 2007

Networking! Why does this word sometimes strike fear and dread into our hearts? What makes us want to run the other way and find anything else to do with our time and energy? No matter how good we seem to be with people, when we find ourselves in a “networking” situation, we feel awkward and || Continue »

Happy Holidays 2006

December 1, 2006

Kim was excited because after several years of trying to get into the inner circle of solo singers that were hired for holiday jobs, she started getting calls. Not only were there offers for several additional church jobs, but a couple of the smaller instrumental ensembles she had previously performed with were asking about her || Continue »

The Heart Connection

July 1, 2006

In today’s modern Western world many of us seem to have lost touch with that aesthetic, insightful part of ourselves, our “gut level” or heart feeling. It’s been noted by many of today’s prominent Medical Doctors and Scientists, that we, in the Western world, have become preoccupied with living in our heads. In fact most || Continue »

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