Classical streaming gets a much-needed boost

Could it be true?  The streaming of classical tuneage is on its way up. After the miserable failures of Pandora, Spotify and other major streaming services to properly curate and deliver classical music in a meaningful and useful way, a Berlin-based service called IDAGIO is changing the game, and is finally available in the US … Read more

12 reasons to become an Associate Member

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re offering our annual to-do for Black Friday:  starting Thanksgiving evening and extended to midnight on Cyber Monday, we’ll offer very special, never-again-available deals on Lauri’s List memberships, advertising, services, and coaching.  It’s a most excellent time to invest in yourself as an artist, and in your community, and … Read more

Black Friday returns to the Listerhood

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re offering our annual to-do for Black Friday:  starting Thanksgiving evening and extended to midnight on Cyber Monday, we’ll offer very special, never-again-available deals on Lauri’s List memberships, advertising, services, and coaching.  It’s a most excellent time to invest in yourself as an artist, and in your community, and … Read more

After the gobble: Holiday marketing and the arts

In case you’ve been completely ignoring us, you’re probably aware that Lauri’s List does offer a few special discounts on memberships, events and services during the annual post-Thanksgiving extravaganza.  This shopping-crazed weekend has grown enormously since the internet changed marketing so profoundly.  Not including the actual day of Thanksgiving (where we hope you ate well and … Read more

Black Friday is back

As life is sometimes rough, and every Lister deserves a deal, we’re again offering lower-priced subscriptions and workshop services at a deep discount, to celebrate the holiday season and give you a chance to gear up for the new year. This set of special deals comes only once a year (if that), and only for five … Read more

Summer is coming… you need a picnic blanket!

Get a free Hollywood Bowl picnic blanket! Angelenos love any excuse to throw a blanket on the grass, and we have the blanket for you! This summer, LA Phil is partnering with their favorite places to picnic by giving away a limited-edition Hollywood Bowl blanket, the perfect complement to any picnic. Simply show your METRO … Read more

Is there a better way to memorize your texts?

by guest blogger Gabriel Wyner

Most of us Listers are singers, and as such, we have way too many texts to learn. From the endless recitatives of next season’s Mozart opera to the stack of new audition arias we should probably learn, there are few professions that can even approach the memorization needs of a classical singer.

Oddly enough, while a formal vocal education includes classes in music theory, diction, acting and interpretation, we almost never take classes that teach us how to memorize. Instead, we cobble together tips from colleagues and teachers and pray that the music will somehow help us remember — and it frequently does. When we finally stand in front of an audience and the music begins to play, we usually do remember, if only a split second before we open our mouths.

But the memorization process can be made a lot less stressful. There are simple, reliable ways to memorize texts, and this article will show you several.

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Ticket giveaway for 3/24 — enter now for Thursday’s drawing

Join the South Bay Children’s Choir for their biggest project yet — we have two sets of two tickets to give away for the March 24 performance in Torrance, including the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, two-time Grammy award winner Cathy Fink on banjo and guitar, the SBCC choirs singing Fink’s charming arrangements of Appalachian folk … Read more

A gift for our birthday (sort of)

Today just happens to be the official anniversary of the start of Lauri’s List — although the exact date is estimated, approximately ten years ago today we started as a little distribution list in an email program.  (If you really want to know, you can read our Listory.)  We’ll celebrate after the holidays — be … Read more

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