If you ever want to see steam come out of my ears, come to my studio and listen to me have this oh-so-common conversation with one of my students: Me:… Read more Do You Even Practice, Bro? →
There have been many famous settings of O Vos Omnes by composers such as Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo of the Renaissance era and Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria who composed his… Read more O Vos Omnes – Communicate, people! →
Continually, continually, continually, continually, continually, continually……. If you’ve sung through this work at least once the word “continually” has probably started to lose all meaning. Handel’s works for voice are notoriously… Read more To Thee Cherubim and Seraphim →
Steps for selecting your voice part for all-state auditions:
Consult your voice teacher once the music is released and do a usable range test. Usable means you can easily hit these notes on any day without going to falsetto up top or sounding like you’re belching on the bottom of the range. While falsetto might get you into the region choir, most boys have trouble qualifying for area or making all-state while using falsetto since they are competing against voices who can sing consistently throughout their range.
We get this question all the time: “How do I practice when the practice tracks aren’t available yet?”
I love this question, because it always opens up a discussion about the different ways that we practice. Is singing the only or dare I say…the best way to practice and prepare for the All-State Choir auditions?
Here are some non-singing but very important things to do when you first get your music. They will help you to stay organized and efficient in your future practice.
Does everybody here know who Dave Ramsey is? If not, stop reading this and go learn about him immediately! When the Bradleys got married, we decided to read more about… Read more Anatomy of an All-Stater →