The Name Game: Relying on Celebrity

Trading up. It’s a phrase I didn’t hear until I moved to New York City. It’s it’s also a tempting pastime for any career-hungry individual.… Read More The Name Game: Relying on Celebrity

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NATS CONFERENCE – DAY 3: Starting Here. Starting Now.

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ Yesterday was an extraordinary day.  Our poster paper presentation was met with a great deal of interest.  Many people were incredibly enthusiastic as they looked at a PDF version of the directory on two iPads.  One voice teacher… Read More NATS CONFERENCE – DAY 3: Starting Here. Starting Now.

NATS CONFERENCE – DAY 1: Alive and Well and Living in Orlando

On the shuttle bus to the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando – home of this year’s NATS National Conference – we met Wendy, a professor of voice at Stanford University.  After the customary chit-chat, we got onto the subject of how difficult it is to be a working singer.  Many singers who receive classical training go… Read More NATS CONFERENCE – DAY 1: Alive and Well and Living in Orlando

What, What, WHAT Are You Singing??? Part II

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ Last week, I posted a laundry list of songs that shouldn’t be sung at auditions, because they’re either overdone, too hard to put together in the audition room or don’t showcase the singer well.  With the help of… Read More What, What, WHAT Are You Singing??? Part II

Investigating Contemporary Writers

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ If you’ve been following along, you know that The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers is taking wonderful shape. All the writer’s pages have been created and are currently being finalized. My project assistant Lorene Phillips and I… Read More Investigating Contemporary Writers