If you aren't already reading the blog of Jennifer Rivera, you should. Her thoughtful pieces are a great benefit to our industry; we thank her for representing the thoughts and viewpoints of young, working singers everywhere.
As opera singers, we're faced with many external challenges that can compromise a performance: an iffy audition the day before, a sick co-worker, a musty theater, a dry environment, too little rest. Have you ever felt, though, that your technique has simply escaped you for no discernible reason?
Although auditions for most conservatory or university-based training programs have passed for 2012, it is never too early to prepare for 2013. We spoke with Thor Eckert, Professional Development Coach at the very highly esteemed Academy of Vocal Arts (among many other laudable positions) about preparing for auditions at the conservatory level, getting the most out of your vocal training experience and preparing for a career in opera.
In our latest Finding your path interview, we reached out to one of our newer European members, Ingeborg Børch, to ask for her feedback on whether or not YAP Tracker is a useful resource to opera singers in Europe seeking mainstage auditions, programs and competitions.
To share some of the new features of our new hosting service, we are highlighting some of the singer's already using the service. Today we are looking at Sara Sabag's new site.
We recently launched a new version of our hosting service, and over the coming weeks, we'll be highlighting some of the new features by showcasing a website created by one of our members. Click through to see Zachary Wilder's new site.