Time to update your stuff!

It’s January! (Yeah, you probably knew that.) If you haven’t checked out your bios, photos, website, social media pages or any other marketing assets that you might be using, now’s the time! Especially as the arts are surfing the uncertainty of re-opening, planning, canceling and wondering what comes next, you need to be ready for … Read more

A good day to take a good look

Many people with day jobs or “real jobs” have the day off today, to honor the birthday of a 20th-century titan: Martin Luther King, Jr. In some states, this is simply “Civil Rights Day”, which communicates both more and less, depending on how you look at it. But whatever you call it, be sure to … Read more

Welcome to 2022

New Year’s Day is almost over on the West Coast, and I don’t want to let it slip away without any sort of comment. We’ve been through a rough couple of years. And it’s not over yet. With the rise of Omicron and arts organizations necessarily canceling performances and changing plans as the days wear … Read more

UPDATED: New (and free) program in January

[This post was originally posted automatically as a December project, but we have since decided to move this program to January. See the updated dates below. But you can still apply now!] While COVID numbers are getting better and the arts are opening up bit by bit, a lot of performers are still feeling very, … Read more

Fourteen ways to annoy a job lead

Please don’t make the folks behind the table make faces like this… We list a lot of different things on the Lauri’s List site, including both public and members-only jobs and gig listings. ¬†Some of these require quick action, and we’ve discovered over the years that even some of our more experienced Listers (me too!) … Read more

Happy Halloween!

Boo humbug! I used to believe that Halloween isn’t for everyone. But as the holiday seems to get bigger every year, it’s clear I was wrong. There are hundreds of ways to celebrate this unique holiday, that celebrates very old traditions instead of commemorating a single event or individual. This year, we see arts organizations … Read more

Bulletin markup and hymnal flagging

Pencils ready? Here’s an odd little topic to either make your life easier or make you crazy. This may not seem to take real skill, but it’s a technique that can not only make your life easier, it can make you look really, really good. (Huzzah for that!) All the pieces Every singer who has … Read more

Diverse joys

There never was anything useful or great, about which men have not differed. — Origen of Alexandria Music is one of the most restorative forces in the world, and it’s coming your way. LA Opera launched their production of Tannh√§user this week, and there are beautiful things to come from Jouyssance and Pacific Opera Project … Read more

In praise of partnerships

This is not a post about romance. But it might be about loneliness. Don’t worry, dear Listers – I’m fine. No cry for help here. But I’ve been keenly aware lately that the pandemic has left a lot of very creative people adrift, and even now that the light is shining through the clouds, there … Read more

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