A Rehearsal Etiquette Guide from Once More With Feeling is a good and passionate guide for rehearsal manners.
Is a Career in Academia Still Worthwhile is a response to Billie Whittaker’s post Careers for Pianists, Part I: Expectations and Beginnings. Billie’s post has some good stats for pianists that singer’s may find not that useful, but the overall idea between the two posts is the same: other than fame and academia, what is there for college trained musicians? I love this ending thought from Billie’s post:
Further net-crawling for practical information revealed this article on music employment, Refocusing (Musical Entrepreneurship), written by a freelance bass player/professor. It calls attention to the ever-growing reality of many classical musicians: full-time work assembled from divergent part-time jobs. This is golden information: pianists who curl their lip concerning that brand of lifestyle need to find another major. Pianists who embrace the kaleidoscopic lifestyle need to investigate the skill sets more relevant to today’s employment landscape.
Do you think that this doesn’t apply to us singers? (By the way, you should read that article in her quote..hint hint….seriously…hint hint)
That’s it for this week. If you have any desire to become a pro, then by reading these posts, you will certainly help yourself.