Two films (sort of) about singing, Part 1

Lauri reviews Amazon’s “Annette”, a difficult film that includes a lot of singing and poses many problems as it creates a glorious cinematic journey.

Big staffing announcements (plural!) at LA Opera

After 14 years, this is Grant Gershon’s last season at LA Opera. With Conlon’s contract extended and a new baton-wielder from Columbia taking over as Resident Conductor, there are big changes afoot. No announcement yet as to who will take over as chorusmaster, a role which Mr. Gershon also holds through this 2021-22 season. But … Read more

Calling all word-loving Singerpreneurs!

The pandemic has thrown us all for a loop, but it has made it clear that we need each other. For this and many other reasons, I’m looking to build an active blog with multiple voices, so our readers can benefit from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We’re getting organized around this idea, and … Read more

Group Coaching goes monthly

We started it last year, and our Group Coaching program has been a fascinating experience. I could throw a lot of marketing hype at you, but with the proliferation of “coaches” in today’s world, I’d rather paint a picture. What we do here is a little different: Imagine 4 to 6 people in a Zoom … Read more

LAMC’s season announcement is our canary in the mine

One of several mid- to large presenting orgs in SoCal’s vocal universe, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s announcement this week is a welcome sign that plans are moving forward. With a robust season (if a delayed restart of gigs with the LA Phil) and some exciting new projects, this is a season to watch, and … Read more

(Re-)discovering Frederic Rzewski

Sometimes a missed opportunity becomes a new challenge on its own. With the recent and sudden death of composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski, those of us in SoCal have proximal reason to mourn, as the titan was scheduled to be part of Piano Spheres’ upcoming season, and it would have been my first chance to … Read more

Ready to dive back in?

In honor of all the re-opening excitement and the summer rebirth opportunity that faces us all, we’re again offering our “Using This Time” intro webinar on three separate dates in July. This is just the kick in the butt that some of you will need, particularly if you’re feeling a little lost and unfocused when … Read more

Podcasts, podcasts, everywhere

As technology continues to become more manageable and brings marketing options to millions of people, everyone has a voice of their own. After years of pondering, we’ve launched our own Singerpreneur Podcast, which is an extension of the blog and is now available on all major channels and quite a few more. Look for us … Read more

Schools are opening up!

There’s a flood of listings for teachers right now, as schools of all sorts look ahead to the day when they can fully open their doors. If you have any aspirations to find yourself a job as a music instructor of some sort, it’s time to tune up your resume and send your interview outfit … Read more

The arts are starting to wake up a bit

With changes in California’s state policies and the cautious reopening of a few iconic venues (who’s heading to Hollywood Bowl this summer?), performing arts presenters are finally starting to see the light at the end of that long, dark tunnel. Foundations and service organizations are looking around for attitudes and answers, with multiple surveys (big … Read more

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