Habits

The Classical Singer site is filled with helpful and informative and interesting articles.

Here’s an important one:
http://csmusic.net/blog/how-daily-habits-make-a-better-singer/

What they want

http://www.onstageblog.com/columns/2017/7/5/what-they-really-want-at-an-audition

An important read for anyone auditioning for any role, ever.

Anatomy

Thanks, Matt Edwards, for this wonderful primer!!

https://edwardsvoice.wordpress.com/laryngeal-anatomy-101/

Mapping the throat

And how about getting the tongue to the right place?

Here’s a reminder:

https://edwardsvoice.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/mix-it-up-monday-remapping-the-open-throat/

Song choices

Spring 2017 song choices for the acting and musical theatre students in my studio:

  • Take me away, Scott Alan
  • Oh is there not one maiden breast, Pirates of Penzance
  • Mister Snow, Carousel
  • Spark of Creation, Children of  Eden
  • Neverland, Scott Alan
  • Fair House of Joy, Roger Quilter
  • Jason’s Song, Jeffrey Carter
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in the Sara Bareilles rendition
  • Mira, Carnival
  • Winter’s On the Wing, The Secret Garden
  • Love, I Hear, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Accident Prone, Laurence O’Keefe and Kirsten A. Guenther
  • Little Susan Lawrence, Big! 
  • Where did we go wrong, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk
  • Watch me soar, Scott Alan
  • Time in a bottle, Jim Croce
  • John Wellington Wells, Iolanthe

No!

Teaching singing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/31/secret-life-singing-teacher-therapist

Our Webster alumnus Derek posted this on Facebook today.

The anonymous author speaks truth!  Every lesson is different, and many feel like therapy, sometimes for me, but more often for the person taking the lesson.