What to Wear to Auditions: Answers to Three FAQs!

Skip the “Audition Uniform”! It’s all the rage in auditioning these days. Social media posts are proudly proclaiming a break from jewel-tone wrap dresses in a picture parade of prints, slacks, jumpsuits, muumuus, and tuxedos. Well, not so much the last two, because, well, there are some things that are clearly not time/place appropriate. I mean, you’d… Read More What to Wear to Auditions: Answers to Three FAQs!

8 Back to School Tips from BSR

Hi Readers! It’s that time of year, that wonderful time when the shelves are stripped bare at Target: it’s back to school! So BSR’s esteemed Executive Director Margaret Felice, an accomplished singer, writer and teacher, has assembled this great list of tips for singers navigating their first years in college or conservatory. Seriously, where was this when… Read More 8 Back to School Tips from BSR

8 Important Tips for Navigating the Singing Business!

Don’t you love a good numbered list of important things on the internet? Who doesn’t! So here’s the BSR Blog’s very first numbered list of 8 Important Tips for Navigating the Singing Business. These are things I’ve either learned the hard way, seen people learn the hard way, figured out after much trial and error,… Read More 8 Important Tips for Navigating the Singing Business!

How to Attract That Special Someone: 8 Ways for Small Opera Companies to Attract Quality Singers

Hi Readers! This blog regularly features career tips and perspective on the business for working singers, but wait- what about advice for the people on the other side of the table? Aren’t there best practices and suggestions for the organizers and producers who make the opportunities happen? The short answer is YES, so: et voilà!… Read More How to Attract That Special Someone: 8 Ways for Small Opera Companies to Attract Quality Singers

Don’t Take It Personally! Part One: Rejection Letters

It’s hard to be a working singer. Really, really hard. We have crazy schedules, we run on empty a lot because the business breaks us financially and emotionally, and we need *NEED* positive feedback regularly so we know we’re doing well. But we have to jump through hoops to get the work that gives us that feedback, and when the… Read More Don’t Take It Personally! Part One: Rejection Letters