Vocal Hygiene: The Best Drinks and Food to Keep You Hydrated

Life is pretty busy these days. It can be hard to remember to do everything we need to do, when it needs to get done; this unfortunately can often include giving our bodies the attention they need to perform. And not just perform in a performance aspect, but perform through everything our day throws at… Read more »

Mind and Body: New Year’s Resolutions for Performers

Happy New Year to you all! The holidays are always the most hectic time of year, and time really does just fly away. With that said it’s unbelievably already January 2nd, and if you haven’t come up with New Year’s resolutions for 2014, you may think you’re off the hook; think again! There’s still plenty… Read more »

Give Back Using Your Gift: Sing For Charity

It’s a beautiful time of year to celebrate life through music. Professional singers, artists, and musicians have gifts that they can share with the world during this season of giving; and there are many ways to give back with those talents for charity. Sing for Hope is an organization where professional artists and singers can offer… Read more »

Vocal Health and Nutrition: Fuel for Your Voice

Whether you’re considering nutrition to lose weight, because you have a limiting diet, or because you simply want to ensure your health for the future, nutrition is a hot topic across the board these days; and that’s not a bad thing. In not-so-distant years past, it seemed as though America specifically let their health decline… Read more »

Learning to Utilize and Benefit from Performance Anxiety

The title of this blog may seem laugh-worthy to some. Performance anxiety is a real problem for so many and no laughing matter. It can hinder a performance and restrict a person’s true talents to a highly discouraging level. Getting rid of it is seemingly impossible to the many who suffer from it, and to… Read more »

A List of Good Audition or Pageant Songs

Here is a list of audition songs to consider for musical theatre or pageant auditions: A Accentuate the Positive A Change In Me A Change Is Gonna Come Adele’s Laughing Song Die Fledermaus A Dream With Your Name On It After You Ah Sweet Mystery of Life Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Medley Ain’t No… Read more »

Tricia Grey, MM Interview

TRICIA GREY, MM  INTERVIEW 1. What age or event in your life made you decide to make music your life and career? I don’t ever remember NOT singing.  I sang for show and tell.  I sang for kids on the school bus.  I made my 5 brothers and sisters learn all the parts to every… Read more »

THE IMPORTANCE OF VOCAL ONSET

  TRICIA GREY, MM Onset can be defined as the manner in which a vocal tone is initiated.  The initiation of vocal tone determines the quality of the sound, and thus is of primary importance to us as singers and teachers.  I would like to discuss the various types of onset here, and to make… Read more »

American Idol Auditions 2013

July 11th – Salt Lake City July 16th – San Francisco July 21st – Detroit July 26th – Atlanta August 2nd – Boston August 7th – Austin August 11th – Omaha If you’re unable to audition in person at one of the locations listed above, American Idol is offering the opportunity to audition online! For… Read more »

How to Get Started with Songwriting

So you want to be a songwriter- Whether you’re looking to turn songwriting into a career or just a new hobby, there are several aspects involved in perfecting the craft. First, it’s important that you are dedicated to working hard at learning the necessary skills involved with this particular activity. It is okay if you… Read more »