Up-and-coming soprano Nadine Sierra has taken the opera world by storm since becoming the youngest winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In the nearly seven years since her win, Sierra has gone on to sing at most of the major opera houses around the world. She credits her sudden rise to a terrific manager, a dream trio of teachers, and influential mentors who have opened doors for the gifted singer.
Dr. Jahn answers questions from singers about a missing pair of sinuses, a teenage girl’s vocal development, a fear of dentists, and a tummy tuck. If you have a question for the doctor, e-mail him at email@example.com.
Joanie Brittingham takes a hard look at the financial realties for singers—including salary realities and the heavy burden of student loan debt. She then offers tips for making ends meet when money is scarce.
Nervous energy before a performance is normal and expected, but for some it can negatively impact performances and even become debilitating. Learn how to change your focus to channel that energy in a positive way.
A stage manager turned artist manager shares her insights on how to be the kind of colleague companies want to hire back again and again.
If you’re struggling to understand why your teacher is giving you yet one more song to learn out of your Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias book, here is the background and perspective you need.
Don’t let yourself compensate for areas of weak vocal technique. Learn to identify areas of weakness and turn them into strengths.
Read about a new book designed to help teachers meet their full potential—musically and financially.