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My latest obsession

My latest obsession is a musical that I just discovered this past weekend and I want to share it with all of you. Last week I heard the opening number from My Favorite Year on On Broadway on SiriusXM and I was enchanted. I had to know more, so I added it to my Apple MusicContinue reading “My latest obsession”

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?”

When To Take Things to Heart

Last Thursday, I wrote about Taking Things Personally, and how you needed to accept that rejection in an audition doesn’t mean it’s a rejection of you. (And I just realized now that I had written a blogpost with that exact title back in November. Oops. Although that blogpost was a little emotionally naked than lastContinue reading “When To Take Things to Heart”

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)”

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”

Re-Petition rather than Repetition

I am currently reading a book by Eric Maisel called The Power of Daily Practice: How Creative and Performing Artists (and Everyone Else) Can Finally Meet Their Goals. He offers a very specific approach to establishing a routine that is regular and rewarding, and can apply to various ways of self-improvement, career, personal, etc. TheContinue reading “Re-Petition rather than Repetition”

Curiosity Killed the …

Nothing. It kills nothing.  Curiosity is a good thing. According to Seth Godin (who I haven’t quoted for a while), curiosity is one of the three foundations of art: Curiosity Generosity Connection These three components allow us to create and to make art, which “is a tool that gives us the ability to make thingsContinue reading “Curiosity Killed the …”