I love getting invited back! This was my second seminar at Northwestern’s stand-out summer session, which helps prepare some very talented young singers for their college careers.
- MUSIC 330-0, A Vocal Career Seminar
1 week. M Tu W Th F 6:30 – 10pm
In these classes you will learn to audition for an agent, an opera company in the US and Europe, and a musical theater company. We will find three pieces for you that will make you the most marketable and help you to perfect them. Also discussed: How to present yourself most effectively by clothes and grooming; creating a useable resume and bio; advice on the proper picture for your voice type; tax issues. Guest speakers include a New York agent for opera and musical theater, a tax specialist, photographer, stage directors. Class is limited to 12 singers and 30 auditors.
Is there anything better than that in the performance world, too? When you perform a gig and get invited back, you know that you have earned the respect of your employer. That is the free market moving and working and voicing (pun intended) its opinion.
It was nice to see a few familiar faces and offer them something new on the second time around. We were able to dig a little deeper and help this group think critically about what it is they want and how to accomplish it.
And we had some fun too. That is part of Pamela‘s brilliance as a teacher: people learn more when they enjoy it!