17 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 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 (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 and 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, http://www.minkawiltz.com/ (www.minkawiltz.com) or on https://youtu.be/STCC9UMFc7E (YouTube):
    Find the Cultural Workers podcast: https://anchor.fm/minka-wiltz (https://anchor.fm/minka-wiltz)
    Keep up with the pod on Instagram @makinitinopera
    Support the Pod: http://www.makinitinopera.com/ (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
    http://www.theempoweredmusician.com/ (www.theempoweredmusician.com)
    Mass Opera
    http://www.massopera.org/ (www.massopera.org)
    Dana Lynne Varga’s Artist Page
    http://www.danavarga.com/ (www.danavarga.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theempoweredmusician/ (https://www.instagram.com/theempoweredmusician/)
    Articles:
    Excluded, Penalized, Indebted, Harassed: Systemic discrimination against women in opera
    https://theempoweredmusician.com/systemic-discrimination-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/ (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/ (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: http://www.makinitinopera.com/ (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, http://www.meisnerinmusic.com/ (www.meisnerinmusic.com)
    Read https://www.meisnerinmusic.com/about (Jillian’s story )of how she came to Meisner
    https://meisner-in-music.mykajabi.com/offers/zv4q4rJo/checkout (Trauma Informed Healing Intensive with Meisner in Music) (till May 4th early bird $100 off with code SONGBIRD)
    https://meisner-in-music.mykajabi.com/offers/4wLuzMr4/checkout (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 http://www.makinitinopera.com/ (www.makinitinopera.com).

    • 58 min
    Makin' It Part II with Jayme Alilaw

    Makin' It Part II with Jayme Alilaw

    This is Part II of my conversation with the incredible Jayme Alilaw, where we dive deep into her journey as an entrepreneurial artist and the intricacies of the work the Black Opera Alliance is doing to move opera forward.
    Jayme Alilaw is a soprano, activist, empowerment coach, and anti-racism facilitator.
    She's a specialist in African American Spirituals and Art Song Repertoire, she's part of the four-member Leadership Council of the Black Opera Alliance, and she's the CEO of From the Core Coaching, where she coaches and leads seminars centered on setting free the voices of the oppressed.
    You can find her on Twitter and Instagram, @sangmsjayme, website is www.jayme-alilaw.com
    You can follow her coaching for individuals and organisations @fromthecorecoaching
    Website is www.fromthecorecoaching.com
    Donate to The Black Opera Alliance and sign their pledge at www.blackoperaalliance.org
    Keep up with the pod Instagram @makinitinopera
    Support us by telling your friends and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts.
    You can pitch in to keep us going by donating on ko-fi - find the link when you go to http://www.makinitinopera.com/ (www.makinitinopera.com).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Makin' It with Jayme Alilaw: Part I

    Makin' It with Jayme Alilaw: Part I

    Jayme Alilaw is a soprano, activist, empowerment coach, and anti-racism facilitator.
    She's a specialist in African American Spirituals and Art Song Repertoire, she's part of the four-member Leadership Council of the Black Opera Alliance, and she's the CEO of From the Core Coaching, where she coaches and leads seminars centered on setting free the voices of the oppressed.
    You can find her on Twitter and Instagram, @sangmsjayme, website is www.jayme-alilaw.com
    You can follow her coaching for individuals and organisations @fromthecorecoaching
    Website is www.fromthecorecoaching.com
    Keep up with the pod Instagram @makinitinopera
    Support us by telling your friends and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts
    You can pitch in to keep us going by donating on ko-fi - find the link when you go to http://www.makinitinopera.com/ (www.makinitinopera.com).

    • 1 hr 7 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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