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 »

THE DAZZLING STORY OF PRINCE RUMI

THE DAZZLING STORY OF PRINCE RUMI or How the Universe Sometimes Conspires for Our Benefit This is not my usual Vocal Technique oriented blog, but I felt compelled to write it.   Hope you enjoy! About three years ago I got a call from a member of a choir I was then directing. Knowing I have… Read more »

What Should I Avoid as a Singer?

To avoid losing your voice or harming your vocal folds, you should consult the list below and take it seriously. It will take self-control, but in the end, like everything else, the hard work will pay off. Avoid drinking alcohol, even wine. These harmful drinks are dehydrating and may affect the mucosa of the vocal… Read more »