A breath that empowers, rather than impedes.
The breath you take determines the sound you make.
My colleague Carole Gaspar prepared this list of sample resources for singers and studio teachers, to which I have added numerous other sites..
Art Song Central – limited amount of free downloads in public domain
Art Song Update – news, reviews, and updates for art song enthusiasts
American Art Song – website of the Society for American Art Song
Latin American Art Song – premier site for Latin American art song
Recmusic – Lied, art song, and choral texts archive, but not always the most reputable quality
Free Translation – a basic on-line translator
Google – Google’s on-line translation page
IPA Source – a one-stop shop, but not free after the first few downloads – but well worth the cost!
Barihunks – blog about baritones with numerous video clips
Free Scores – search for ‘vocalises’ or ‘Concone’ or ‘Vaccai’ on this website for free downloads of vocal exercises and etudes in the public domain
Hal Leonard – publisher or owner of much of the vocal canon
Hyperion Records – endless riches of information
Indiana University – free scores of songs in public domain
Naxos – more endless riches just by using the search bar
Pedagogues & Organizations
James Daugherty – University of Kansas professor who leads a graduate program in choral/vocal pedagogy
Shirlee Emmons – many articles on singing and teaching
Hyperion – links to various composer societies & trusts, and composer appreciation pages
Lotte Lehmann Foundation – supports emerging singers and composers
Poets – The Academy of American Poets
W. Stephen Smith – author of The Naked Voice and faculty member at Northwestern University
Voice Care Network – a primary US educational organization