Monday, August 30, 2010

Alright then!

Well, no suggestions for topics yet (you must all still be in end of summer mode!)

So, the first topic I want to tackle for the Fall audition season is:

Knowing when I am ready.

This is a broad topic, but generally what I want to cover is:

What criteria do I use, and wo can give me the best advice on when to audition for the following various categories:

A. Apprentice Programs

B. Competitions

C. Graduate School

D. Pay to Sing programs
1. domestic
2. abroad

E. Other

In the days ahead, I will start to break this down, but in the meantime, I invite you to weigh in with your own thoughts.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

That old "school's about to start" feeling

I taught in higher ed. for 12+ years, and whenever August rolls around, I still feel that anticipation of the new school year beginning. I can almost smell the eraser shavings!

Our new season beginning has me feeling that same anticipation, particularly this year-
Our season is beginning earlier, in October, so our Studio Artists are arriving earlier, and chorus rehearsals have already begun! It is particularly exciting, as this will be the company's first world premiere in its 77 year history - Don Davis' Rio de Sangre (Mr. Davis is best known for writing the music for all three of The Matrix films).

Many of you, I'm sure, are also feeling the anticipation of a "new" season, whether it's returning to undergraduate or graduate school, joining a year long apprentice program, or getting your ducks in a row for the upcoming audition season.

Whatever it is you are getting ready for, please feel free to post ideas for us to tackle here on the Blog. I have some ideas lined up, but I would love to hear what's on your mind for the season ahead!