“That placement isn’t right.” “This warm-up isn’t helping.” “Do you even know what you’re doing?” These are not my students’ or clients’ internal monologues – they’re mine as their teacher. Over the last several years, I have devoted a great deal of time to dismantling the negative narratives my students and clients have built up… Read More Teacher, Heal Thyself
It’s been a week and we at CMT.com still acutely feel the pain of a country deeply divided. There’s been a lot of angry rhetoric, a lot of dismissing of friends and family, and a whole lot of fear. We believe in the power of art to transform people’s lives. We believe in Leonard Bernstein’s… Read More Music for a Hurting World
I start with what I see is an undeniable fact: one can no longer make a career doing just one thing. It is, at the very least, difficult. Today’s singer must be willing to traverse the boundaries of style whether they pursue an active performing or teaching career. Even the Renée Flemings of the world… Read More Working Across Styles
Contemporary Musical Theatre would like you to meet our newest team member, intern Nina Kauffman.… Read More Welcome to Our Newest Team Member, Nina Kauffman!
Artists need to mind their Ps and Qs. Or karma will find a delicious way of settling the score…… Read More Mind Your P’s & Q’s, or Karma
There’s often a disparity between what a teen guy should sing and what they end up singing. Hearing most of the auditions for Marymount Manhattan College’s musical theatre program, I see this all the time. We hear a lot of songs that are meant for guys 10 or more years older than the performer’s age. That’s… Read More Anthology, Volume Nine: Teen Guys
We have over 50 songs for legit mezzos on ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com. Update your book with some underperformed contemporary musical theatre.… Read More Anthology, Volume Eight: Legit Mezzo