- you are singing because at some point back in high school or before, there was something inside of you that had to come out, and your vocal chords let you do that.
- the first time you heard an opera or an opera singer live, and how you felt transported and changed by the experience.
- the person at a free concert or a retirement home who came up to you and told you that hearing that much beloved aria or song again made their day (or perhaps week or month).
- that success in this business is all about the journey, not the destination. Every recital, supporting role, church gig, chorus part, leading role, etc. is a moment in time that you have been given to share the very special gift that is singing. Whether it's the Met or an outdoor free park concert, it is a special privilege to share what we do.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The next time you are getting ready to audition, and you are nervous, and you are asking yourself why you are putting yourself out there to be judged, picked apart, and potentially humiliated, remember: