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!
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
In Part One of Don’t Take It Personally!, I talked about rejection letters and some of the reasons why you didn’t get one (read it here). Of course, no one *wants* to get one of those, but sometimes we take it the wrong way when all we get is silence instead. But this time, let’s talk about… Read More Don’t Take It Personally! Part Two: Why You Got Rejected
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
All, I’m thrilled to present a new guest post by the talented Dana Lynne Varga. Thank you, Dana, and Happy Reading! -Angela The Unprepared Singer You look great! But can you sing? Young singers are constantly bombarded with conflicting information about appropriate repertoire, audition attire, singer websites, resumes, bios and headshots. So utterly consumed with these seemingly pressing… Read More The Unprepared Singer
Boston Singers’ Resource is thrilled to announce the first BSR Workshop: Auditions! Hosted by Dana Varga, Phil Lauriat, Elaine Crane, and Angela Jajko, join us for an interactive session combining panel discussion and demonstration, master class coaching, and Q&A. Our panelists bring deep experience from different areas of the business relevant to Boston-based singers: regional… Read More BSR Workshop on Sunday, February 7th, 2016: Auditions!
Sweet readers, we all know that singing requires us to be our own managers, accountants, and PR representatives, but since our business courses in conservatory totaled 0 (trust me, I counted them twice), we all have to learn our hard business skills on the fly. So here’s another pro tip on the business of singing:… Read More The Business of Singing: Contracts!