Practice performing in a friendly, low-stakes environment! Whether you're looking for more experience singing in front of people, a chance to try out a piece with a pianist, an opportunity to become familiar with more vocal repertoire, or a fun way to connect with the local singing community, this is the place for you. Singers of all ages and levels are welcome and encouraged to sign up. We can't wait to make some music together, no matter where you are in your singing journey!
The BSR No Stress Studio will be held on a monthly basis. You will have approximately 10 minutes to sing whatever repertoire you choose, although we will typically expect to be working mostly in classical and classical-adjacent genres, whether it be opera, operetta, oratorio, art song, musical theatre, etc.
Our upcoming No Stress Studio will take place on Sunday, Sept 24 from 4:30-6:00pm at Mystic Side Opera's Wilbur Fiske Haven House in Malden.
Mystic Side Opera
Wilbur Fiske Haven House
339 Pleasant St
Malden, MA 02148
There is a parking lot in front of the house and street parking nearby. It is a very short (1-2 min) walk from the Malden Center Orange Line stop.
Please click the button below and fill out the form below to reserve your spot! The fee to participate is $10 for BSR Members and $25 for non-members. You can also sign-up for free to support your friends from the audience! A pianist will be provided at no additional cost, but you are welcome to bring your own. Don't forget to bring a binder of your music for the pianist. You do not need to dress formally, but of course you can if you wish!
"No matter where you are on your musical journey, the BSR No-Stress Studio is the perfect environment to practice performing. Everyone was incredibly supportive, and you can't beat the opportunity to work with a live accompanist!"
"BSR is always thinking of ways to serve the New England singing community, and I cannot thank them enough. It is so easy to think we are alone in this journey, but props to BSR for programming events that continue to foster a supportive environment!"
"A great place to try out new repertoire, double-check memorization, practice for upcoming auditions, or just simply gain more experience performing in front of others."
"As someone who struggles with performance anxiety, I am so grateful for this non-judgmental space to be able to practice performing in front of an audience!"
"The No-Stress Studio is the perfect place for trying out new repertoire. I was especially excited to have the opportunity to bring in non-standard contemporary and baroque repertoire to an event like this! You can truly sing anything!"
"This is a wonderful and safe space to experiment with music. All were receptive and encouraging. This is perfect for trying out new music or digging up older rep to get in shape again. Grateful for the opportunity!"
"A chance to get your repertoire in front of new ears in a low-stakes environment is invaluable, whether you are new to the singing world, or simply looking for new ways to combat your performance anxiety."