A program that gets to the heart of the modern opera singer. The business of singing, the art of making music, singing and techniques. Staying inspired as an artist in a world of selfies and freelance gigs. How to stay an artist when you have to figure out how to be a music business.
Voice for the Voiceless - Having a Mission with Chelsea Hollow
Soprano Chelsea Hollow talks about creating a recital to lift up the voices of the marginalized. Voice for the Voiceless features commissioned work by modern composers as well as serves to be a platform for political activism.
Visit her website to hear her beautiful singing! www.chelseahollow.com
Exquisite Artists - Interview with Autumn Allee, creator of Exquisite Corpse Productions
Today we chat with Autumn Allee, creator and producer of Exquisite Corpse productions, a multi-media video production project lifting up the work of female artists. She shares with us her singing journey, some great advice, and tells us about her journey into producing art.
Embodied Singing: Interview with Shauna Fallihee from Embodied Singer
Today we chat with fabulous singer, yogi, kinesiology afficionado, and professor Shauna Fallihee about singing, movement and physiology, and life about navigating singing and teaching in the time as Covid.
Back to School Special - Creating a Virtual Program with Monica Ramich
Maybe you've been cooped up and considering offering programs for kids in the virtual realm? Maybe you've been figuring out how to convert to online teaching, but you're ready for the next steps into group classes. Today we speak with an innovative educator about creating a virtual opportunity for kids to learn music!
Interview with Monica Ramich, Soprano, who started the Virtual Summer Arts Program with a colleague, incorporating dance/movement and music into an online learning platform for kids age 6 and up.
Visit Virtual Summer Arts Program at www.virtualsummerartsprogram.com - also on Facebook at Instagram.
Visit Monica's professional website: www.monicaramich.com to see clips of her singing and connect with her as a voice teacher!
Video games, digital music, and audio recording with composer Brandon Higley
Today we chat with my long-time amigo, Brandon Higley, on composing video games, exploring audio software and hardware, and lots of great information about working on digital audio and mixing and editing your own music in your home studios.
Mentioned in the show:
- The Complete Guide to Game Audio - Aaron Marks
- Game Sound by Karen Collins
- A Composer’s Guide to Game Music - Winifred Phillips
Affordable Audio Software & Plug-Ins
- Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) $50
- Garatin Personal Orchestra (Plug-in)
- Convology XT Free Reverb Plug-In
- Izotope Mixing/Mastering Plug-Ins
Affordable Audio Hardware -
Don’t buy brand-new, check out refurb options!
- True-Signal or Monitor Speakers — No Bass Boost!
- Shure 840 Headphones
- Audio Interface (Any! Just 2 inputs/2 outputs)
- UR 22 Steinberg Interface Audio Interface
Youtube Channels (if you’re teaching now, these channels may offer fun ways to engage music students in learning theory!):
- 8-Bit Music Theory
- Become a Game Composer with Steven Melin
Adapting to Making Music Online
What equipment I've been using, how I'm putting together recordings & what I'm expecting for the rest of 2020/aka the year from hell.
A lot of stuff going on when there's nothing really going on!
The equipment I mentioned:
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder (as a mic)
Blue Yeti desktop mic (condenser)
MainStage (Apple Software)
Audacity (FREE audio editing software)
LogicPro (Apple Audio Editing Software)
Hearing this inspires me.
Thanks for the love!!
I love hearing words of encouragement and ideas for spreading music love into the world!