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Choosing Authentic Repertoire

I have several rising seniors who will be auditioning for college in the upcoming year, as well as younger students who will be considering this as well in the not-too-distant future. The most important thing we need to do in the next few weeks is to select repertoire for their auditions. Specifically, repertoire that showsContinue reading “Choosing Authentic Repertoire”

Tune Up and Tune In

(Yes, I forgot to write yesterday so this is a day late) Do you anticipate returning to auditions/rehearsals for: School? Choir? Community (or professional) theater? College? And you really haven’t done all that much over the past year of pandemic? Or even if you have, you feel like there’s more you can do? Do you needContinue reading “Tune Up and Tune In”

Post-Panel Postmortem

(FYI, I am using the word “postmortem” as it is defined secondarily by Merriam-Webster, i.e., “an analysis or discussion of an event after it is over,” as opposed to the primary definition, AUTOPSY. Because there was nothing “deadly” about the event.) And also, because alliteration is my jam. Yesterday’s panel discussion – I think IContinue reading “Post-Panel Postmortem”

Any Questions?

As part of the registration process for What To Know/What I Wish I’d Known About College Auditions, I have had people fill out an intake form asking, specifically, what burning questions they have about the college audition process. I will be compiling those questions into some organized format to posit to the panel. Some of the questions I’ve receivedContinue reading “Any Questions?”

Taking Things Personally

Boy, can I relate to this. I take things personally way too much for someone in the performing business. Or even just in business. I take it personally when people: don’t attend concerts I’m putting on stop taking voice lessons unsubscribe from my mailing list don’t pick me for something for which I’ve auditioned don’tContinue reading “Taking Things Personally”

College Audition Panel Discussion: Meet the Panel (Part 3)

Before we meet the panel, an important announcement: Now that we’re done with that….  As promised, it’s time to meet the student panelists on our June 30 panel discussion. Coming to us from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lauren Manna. Lauren Manna is a musical theatre student from Minneapolis, MN. She studies voice with [my Speakeasy Cooperative colleague]Continue reading “College Audition Panel Discussion: Meet the Panel (Part 3)”

College Audition Panel Discussion: Meet the Panel (Part 2)

(I couldn’t wait till Tuesday.) As promised, it’s time to meet the musical theater teachers on our June 30 panel discussion who teach in musical theater programs. First up – Karla Hughes from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin (named one of the top 30 musical theater programs in the country). Karla Hughes heads the Music TheatreContinue reading “College Audition Panel Discussion: Meet the Panel (Part 2)”

College Audition Panel Discussion: Meet the Panel (Part 1)

Today I would like to introduce the teachers on our June 30 panel discussion who teach in classical/opera programs. Our first panelist is American soprano Elizabeth Futral, who comes to us from my alma mater, Peabody Conservatory. Elizabeth Futral has established herself as one of the world’s leading sopranos. She is currently a Professor inContinue reading “College Audition Panel Discussion: Meet the Panel (Part 1)”

Reflections on Summer Goals

June 1! Officially two weeks till my birthday.   When I was younger, everything after May 15 and before June 30 was related to how close it was to my birthday. That’s less of a big deal now. But I do see June 1 as the unofficial beginning of summer and a new year (forContinue reading “Reflections on Summer Goals”

What To Know/What I WISH I’d Known About College Auditions

Because it’s been over a month since World Voice Weekend and I need another project…. But what could I do that would offer the same kind of benefit (if not quite the scope of that project because it was exhausting) to people. And then I thought, hey, where can people get information about college auditions allContinue reading “What To Know/What I WISH I’d Known About College Auditions”