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Recent Auditions
Cincinnati Opera
  Audition Type: Young Artist Program
  Role Type: Secondary
  Level: Emerging Professional

Fargo-Moorhead Opera
  Audition Type: Young Artist Program
  Role Type: Lead
  Level: Emerging Professional

Myers International Management, Inc.
  Audition Type: Other
  Role Type: Roster Auditions
  Level: Emerging Professional

  • Auditions Plus, Sing for FREE?
    (August 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm)

    By Mark Stoddard   FREE — good for selling things, bad for paying your bills.   When I advise singers, I stress that they should never again sing for free. And they don’t have to in order to make a living from their talent.   To folks of other skills and business the same advise applies. Don’t give away your services. Ever.   Now, let me contradict that or at least set up the paradox.   In every business transaction … Continue reading

  • Auditions Plus, A Singer vs a Performer
    (August 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm)

    By Mark Stoddard   The difference between a singer and a performer is… a career.   With all the lessons a singer must go through to prepare and perfect the voice it is little wonder that when a singer gets on a stage the voice is where concentration is directed.   In addition I’ve heard voice teachers insist on singers striking a formal recital pose and hold it for the duration of the song. One explanation is that the audience … Continue reading

  • Auditions Plus, Negotiating 101: For Singers and other Performers
    (July 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm)

    Ready to negotiate your next contract, gig, or engagement? Mark Stoddard, author of Marketing Singers, shares insights on the art of negotiating that is applicable to every level of business.   First, some context about negotiating. Every singer negotiates. Some just do it better than others. Learn to negotiate naturally, meaning, make it become second nature.   When I wrestled in high school, we had a great coach who taught us “chain wrestling.” That meant we knew the mental part … Continue reading

  • Auditions Plus, Can You Make Money from a Volunteer Gig?
    (July 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm)

    Should you stay away from volunteer gigs just because they don’t pay? No, almost any performance opportunity is not just valuable experience, it can be economically valuable, too! Mark Stoddard, author of Marketing Singers, expounds.   As professional singer or actor, do you ever participate in volunteer productions? Of course you need to get paid as a professional, but don’t let performance opportunities slip away simply because they are volunteer gigs. There are ways to turn nothing into something and … Continue reading

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