Listening

In my large and surprisingly diverse family, being opinionated is the norm. I don’t think any of my relatives will quibble with this — in fact, many of them are proud of it, and see it as a sign of strength. So I grew up talking a lot, trying to be truthful and saying exactly … Read more

Benefits of schmoozing with the Listers

What have you done for your career lately? Almost any professional field will include plenty of discussion of networking, and according to LinkedIn, 80% of professionals believe networking is essential to a strong career, and nearly all surveyed favor face-to-face meetings for building stronger, long-term relationships. Working in the arts, most of us are perpetually … Read more

Podcast: Jumping In Too Soon

In this editorial episode of The Singerpreneur Podcast, Lauri talks about launching that very podcast more than a year before she was really ready, and shares at least six valuable lessons in timing and creativity that were gleaned from that experience. Now that the podcast is moving and we’re posting regularly, please do let us … Read more

Spring!

It’s a season, it’s a feeling, it’s a verb, and it’s a little feathered friend who is not appearing here just for the cute factor.  (But ain’t he, tho?) Spring is the perfect time to spruce up, shake off the doldrums and refresh any part of your life that seems to need it.  We’ll be talking about … Read more

The most deafening silence

A few months ago, I found the following coming out of my mouth during a discussion about a person I’ve known for some time: “She has the most deafening silence I’ve ever known.” I wrote it down, partially because I’m a big word geek, but also because it so thoroughly defined a particular relationship in … 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

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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