Baritone Lucas Meachem didn’t take the traditional path to his successful opera career. He transferred schools three different times during his undergraduate years. He landed his first professional gig after tagging along with a friend to two YAP auditions. And he decided to accept a fellowship with a prestigious opera company rather than finish his degree. Now, with upcoming engagements around the world, Meachem says he has no regrets. He took the best opportunities available to him—and the opportunities keep coming.
It is not an uncommon finding. You have your larynx examined by an ENT, and he points to a small dark line—there is a blood vessel on your vocal cord! And you literally see red. Before you panic, however, read this column. Things are not as scary as they might seem.
Authors Donald George and Lucy Mauro share insight from some of today’s most outstanding opera singers.
Take the practice skills you learned while an undergrad to the next level to, in turn, take your career to the next level.
Conductor Jason Tramm seems to be everywhere all at once in his roles as director of music at Ocean Grove Great Auditorium, assistant professor at Seton Hall University, and now artistic director of MidAtlantic Opera. Learn more about how Tramm juggles it all and his exciting plans for his new opera company, including a Young Artist Program starting in fall 2016.
From what to charge to how to find students to how to get them to pay and keep coming, established singers/teachers share the ins and outs of beginning a private studio.
Portland Opera’s general director discusses the company’s new summer festival format and much more
Making the leap from student to professional can be challenging. Find out why, along with five spot-on tips sure to give you a leg up.
As a singer, your body is your instrument. So how do you best condition your body to make it the most optimal instrument it can be? Find out here.
Are you stuck in a repertoire rut? Or do you feel that your teacher isn’t assigning you songs that you love? Learn how to take the bull by the horns and find the music that is right for your voice and that will truly inspire you.