Sometimes the posts listed here will be from non-music sources, and I think that’s just fine since we as singers need to develop all of ourselves to improve.
from Zen Habits is a good reminder about the little steps it takes to remain healthy.
from MusTech.net has a good looking ear training program. As the author reminds us, ear training is often a killer in college programs.
from Get Rich Slowly is a good piece that discusses the personal gains and losses from entering the self-employed life. For anyone who wants to teach a private studio or work as a solo artist, there are some good points to consider here.
on Music Teacher’s Helper: Blog is a good piece about the changes to a teacher’s strategy when a student is approaching a major performance, such as a recital.
from the Well blog on the New York Times site is a good reminder about when and how much to eat. As someone who has definitely eaten too much before a performance (and not enough), I found much of their advice to be applicable to singing.
by New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini is interesting for what the author values most: the acting. He excuses some vocal faults due to the intensity of Fleming’s performance.