19 episodes

A podcast about what it really takes to find your voice and make the life and the art that you love.
Interviews with artists who have branched out in or broken out of the opera industry and are changing it for the better.

Makin' It In Opera Gwendolyn Kuhlman

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast about what it really takes to find your voice and make the life and the art that you love.
Interviews with artists who have branched out in or broken out of the opera industry and are changing it for the better.

    Makin' It with Monika Beal

    Makin' It with Monika Beal

    A deep conversation on what it really means to be an artist and find your path with creative coach, prolific artist, and my dear friend, Monika Beal.
    Check out Monika’s coaching and her writing at www.monikabeal.com

    Essay: An Artist by Monika Beal: https://monikabeal.com/musingsmischief/2021/6/17/essay-an-artist

    IG: @makinit.opera
    Find resources and support us at www.makinitinopera.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    One Year of Makin' It

    One Year of Makin' It

    Celebrating 1 year of Makin' It in Opera & Kicking off the THIRD SEASON: The Rethink - which is what we do after we've healed and recalibrated.
    Follow the pod @makinit.opera
    Support the pod/get resources at www.makinitinopera.com

    • 12 min
    Makin' It with Jonnet Solomon

    Makin' It with Jonnet Solomon

    My interview with the incredible and persistent Executive Director of the National Opera House in Pittsburgh, Jonnet Solomon.
    Instagram: @nationaloperahousepgh
    Website where you can donate to the NOH: www.nationaloperahouse.org/donate
    Short documentary from WQED on the NOH made in 2009: https://youtu.be/q3TxB-S9VtQ
    Upcoming events at the NOH:
    If you happen to be in Pittsburgh, the NOH will be participating in a Women Owned Market on Saturday July 9, and a beer festival called Barrel & Flow on August 18, 2022.

    • 56 min
    Makin' It with Minka Wiltz

    Makin' It with Minka Wiltz

    My interview with the incredible Minka Wiltz - actor, singer, voice-over artist, podcaster, and playwright.
    Follow on Minka on Instagram: @minkawiltz777
    See Heal, Hope, Love on her website, www.minkawiltz.com or on YouTube:
    Find the Cultural Workers podcast: https://anchor.fm/minka-wiltz
    Keep up with the pod on Instagram @makinitinopera
    Support the Pod: www.makinitinopera.com
    Clip from the beginning of the podcast is "Hope" by Jason Robert Brown, recording from Heal, Hope, Love

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Makin' It with Dana Lynne Varga

    Makin' It with Dana Lynne Varga

    Follow Dana’s Work:
    The Empowered Musician
    www.theempoweredmusician.com
    Mass Opera
    www.massopera.org
    Dana Lynne Varga’s Artist Page
    www.danavarga.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theempoweredmusician/
    Articles:
    Excluded, Penalized, Indebted, Harassed: Systemic discrimination against women in opera
    https://theempoweredmusician.com/systemic-discrimination-in-opera/
    DMA’s and the elusive, coveted, full-time faculty position: https://theempoweredmusician.com/dmas-and-the-elusive-coveted-full-time-faculty-position/
    An Impossible Choice: Music majors, COVID-19 and an uncertain future
    https://theempoweredmusician.com/an-impossible-choice-music-majors-covid-19-and-an-uncertain-future/
    Keep up with the pod on Instagram @makinitinopera
    Support the Pod: www.makinitinopera.com

    • 54 min
    Makin' It with Jillian Paige

    Makin' It with Jillian Paige

    My interview with Jillian Paige, singer, actress, producer, and creator of Meisner in Music, where we talk about how we can turn singing back into an expression of our feelings, rather than a facilitation of feelings we want other people to have. 
    Jillian Paige @jillianpaige on Instagram, www.jillianpaige.com
    Meisner in Music @meisnerinmusic on Instagram, www.meisnerinmusic.com
    Read Jillian’s story of how she came to Meisner
    Trauma Informed Healing Intensive with Meisner in Music (till May 4th early bird $100 off with code SONGBIRD)
    Info about their Equity and Inclusion Scholarship
    Keep up with the pod on Instagram @makinitinopera and support us by telling your friends, rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts, and pitch in some money by donating on ko-fi - you can find the link when you go to www.makinitinopera.com.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

sweetsong1129 ,

She listens

Rarely do you hear a podcast host who really LISTENS. Gwendolyn doesn’t wait to talk - rather, she asks provocative questions and then lets her guest take center stage. Perhaps even more importantly, she knows what issues are relevant in the now and how to boil down the fine points for listeners. I will definitely be following future episodes.

Nsiandbclib ,

A calming force in a sometimes chaotic career

Gwendolyn and this podcast are a joy to listen to. I appreciate the conversations she has so much because she’s seeks out insights from her guests with inclusivity and curiosity in a way that gives us so much information but in a calming, palate-cleansing way.

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