The Business Savvy Singer Podcast with Dr. Greta Pope provides weekly conversations with professional singers with a variety of experience in the music industry. Each week you’ll get a glimpse into their lives and celebrate their personal journey to success in the music business.
We’re proud to be included in the NATSCast Network. NATSCast is the official podcast network of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. It’s an honor to be part of this community and have the opportunity to provide encouragement, education and entertainment to Singers everywhere.
Meet Donovan Mixon, Founder of Performance Ear Training!
Singers…Have you ever felt inadequate because you couldn’t effectively communicate with your musicians? Or have you ever wanted to sing harmony parts more easily? If so, this episode is for you! Join us to hear from ear training expert, Donovan Mixon. Mixon has taught his method around the world, in addition to teaching at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
A new session of Performance Ear Training Live is beginning this week.
Meet Singer-Songwriter Scott Hildebrand
Scott Hildebrand is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose music pulls from genres such as the Chicago Blues of his hometown, as well as Indie Folk, Americana and Rock & Roll. Through his musical journeys he strives to inspire open-mindedness and ignite the adventurous flame in the hearts of his listeners.
Meet Cheryl Renée
Cheryl Renée is a dynamic and extremely popular Blues bandleader, keyboardist, and song stylist. She has been dubbed "Goddess of the Blues" as she has traveled the world with her special brand of this wonderful American artform. Check out Cheryl Renée!
Meet Saraswathi Ranganathan
Saraswathi is an Indian Raga Artist. She is a cross cultural, ambassador, performer, composer and educator. Her mission is one stage, one music, one community. Saraswathi sings and plays a very beautiful instrument called the Veena, which is the National Instrument of India. Veena is a traditional South Indian stringed Musical Instrument. This veena is made up of well seasoned Special Jack Fruit Wood. Veena is associated with Goddess Saraswathi and Saint Muthuswamy Dhikshidhar.
Meet Jeff Whittaker... the Singing Clergyman!
Jeff Whittaker is currently the head clergyman of a successful church in Southwest Michigan, where he lives with his wife Doreen and their five children and three grandchildren.
Jeff was a scholarship award winning vocal music major at Western Michigan University, where he was the first freshman honored with admission into their prestigious vocal Jazz ensemble, Gold Company. He then went on to the professional theater and then further studied music at Indiana University at South Bend.
Upon leaving University, he launched out as a member of The Spurrlows, a contemporary Christian music group, travelling across the United States and Canada doing conventions and special events at such notable venues as The Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit, the University Notre Dame’s ACC, as well as a number of national television networks. Jeff worked for the great Evangelist Billy Graham while he was in Divinity School. As the proud son of a Vietnam Veteran, Jeff has had the honor of working alongside veteran’s groups via benefit concerts and outreaches at V.A. hospitals, festivals, and national holidays.
Internationally he has been a concert artist throughout China, Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Scotland, with additional missions to over a dozen countries around the world.
Jeff is the Senior Pastor of the Michiana Christian Embassy Church in Niles, Michigan.
Meet Exceptional Young Singer Lance Avery
Lance Avery is an accomplished young singer, headed off to college as a freshman this fall. Lance has been a soloist with the prestigious Chicago Children’s Choir and has performed productions with the Merit School of Music. He shares interesting stories and has great advice for singers of all ages. Check out his episode.
Must hear for all aspiring vocal artists!
All singers and voice teachers need to subscribe! Dr. Pope tells it like it is and then some! So much not being taught in schools and universities that need to be taught and this podcast is the place to be!