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Friends, I just discovered that this here system has been diverting legit comments into the spam folder and deleting them. So if you've commented and it didn't appear, I never saw it!

The Art of the Decline

Singers can't take every opportunity that comes along. Well, we can certainly try- but we shouldn't, because sanity.

A Quick Tip on Social Media

Something I'm hearing pretty frequently these days from fellow company directors and organizers is that due to our powerful social media tools, we can have a pretty fair idea of what singers are ac

Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille

Video clips! Singers, you now need video clips.

On Cancelling

Wouldn't it be great if on our first day at conservatory we were handed a how-to guide for singers, something like a Miss Manners etiquette book for the music industr

On Rejection

So you didn't get that gig you really wanted.


A number of singers I know - fine fact, excellent singers - think of themselves as having failed in opera, or indeed in professional singing as a whole, because they're not working ful


Question: I am really enjoying your blog, and had a request. Do you think you guys could write an entry on YAP programs for recent grads.

A Special Guest Post by Elaine Crane!

All, if you haven't met Elaine Crane of Greater Worcester Opera, then may I be the first to introduce you to the nicest person in the world: