Friday, July 9, 2010

Get a Plan!

Something that I have been meaning to say here for a while has been driven to the front burner by a recent conversation - GET A PLAN!

As always, that may sound obvious and simplistic, but it is nonetheless true. Whether or not you have representation, you need to map out a strategy (in writing) for where you are headed, even if you don't think you have tangible results yet to support it.

What I mean is, if you have an idea of what roles, what operas, etc. you want to do (and you have that written down), that will allow you (and your agent) to think in ways that you may not now be thinking. In addition, make use of things like google alerts to keep you apprised of things that can be germane to your plan.

While part of this may seem like a futile exercise if you're not getting the auditions you want, the fact is every activity you commit to in support of your goal will give you a better shot at achieving it.

It has undoubtedly always been true, but in this environment, taking voice lessons, coaching, and hoping for the best is a recipe for no result!

And, the tools at your disposal, Classical Singer, NFCS, Yap Tracker, are so far beyond what we had in "my day", that there is no excuse for not thinking strategically every day!


  1. AMEN! I don't have my plan at 100%, but it's getting there :)

  2. That's a fantastic article, well done!