Vocal Performance: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The Text Is The Heart of The Song

The Text Is the Heart of the Song A singer is unique from every other musician in that they perform in words.  A well-written song has a melody line which supports the text, and not the other way around. A master composer or songwriter uses melody to produce the maximum impact of the text being sung. […]

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Standards: The Art Songs of Pop Music

In classical singing, it is common practice to start a singer’s journey into repertoire with Italian Art Songs. After some time spent on the Italian songs, we tend to introduce other art song literature by adding French, Spanish, German and English songs to the singer’s repertoire. Art song literature can be quite challenging technically, and […]

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