Category Archives: auditions

Striving

I have a secret to share. For months I didn’t tell anyone, but yesterday I spilled the beans to an old friend and it felt good to get it off my chest. While I was still struggling with it I … Continue reading

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5 (or maybe 7) reasons I have been quiet lately

I have been quiet lately, in blogging if not in life. I need you to know that I take very seriously my sacred duty to bombard you with my opinions all of the time, so this absence has not been … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: A Moving Target

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. One of the most emotional days this past … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: Watch, therefore, for you know not the hour

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. Today I share a post from December 2009, … Continue reading

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Keeping the Fire Burning: A Reflection on the Audition Process

Imagine living in a state of a perpetual interview process. This is what it feels like to be a singer. We are on a constant treadmill of applications and auditions. We travel far and wide to put on a fancy … Continue reading

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A Moving Target

I was a little down in the mouth last week, dealing with some health problems, fatigue, missing people, trying to get back in my routine, and tired of days of watching rain fall and the sun refuse to shine. The … Continue reading

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Free to just run

In addition to seeking the obvious health benefits, I took up running in order to have something to be bad at. Not challenged by, or less-than-perfect at, but honest-to-goodness so-last-everyone-thinks-the-race-is-over bad at. I ran for a few shameless years in … Continue reading

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Being Beautiful

I finally bit the bullet this week and scheduled a time for new headshots, replacing the very old and out of date ones I’ve been using for longer than I care to mention. A friend who is a great photographer … Continue reading

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The Artistic Résumé

I don’t know if other freelancers do this too, but I tend to deal with the constant rejection and nervousness of being a singer by sending out as many résumés as I can. Each time a “we’re not interested” rolls … Continue reading

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Stage moms

I really need new headshots. I keep putting off getting new ones until the magic day when my hair is trimmed, I’ve gotten enough sleep, my skin has stopped being weird, and I have the right outfit to wear. On … Continue reading

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