The finals came up for NATS. We sang… results came out… and I got fourth place. It couldn’t be! I thought this year was my year… But Rafael won. … Continue readingHow to Defeat Your Rivals… Ethically.
When I was studying in college I showed a lot of promise. I suppose even in Community College people were very supportive of a lot of us. There is a lot of potential to be had in places like that and because of that there was a lot of false promises.
People and professors would say things like, “You’re going to be this role or you’re gonna go and star in this show,” etc. It was very supportive and very exciting, I suppose. But then as the years went on and I got better at singing my my ego became more inflated.
I thought, “Well surely surely now I’m ready to go and take over the Metropolitan Opera.” It didn’t really work that way for me. … Continue readingNo One is Coming to Save You
I just finished a book called, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k. During the entire book, I couldn’t help but think about how this practice can be usedContinue readingNot Giving a F**K About Auditioning
In the wake of the newest Placido Domingo investigation, I feel like I need to say something. “It was a different time then” is not an excuse! It’s a cop-out!Continue reading#MeToo in Opera: It Was A Different Time Then
Positive affirmations has enhanced my singing in more ways than I could have imagined. Here’s how I replaced negative talk with positive affirmations. … Continue readingHow Positive Affirmation Enhanced My Singing