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Singing Careers Need Continued Training

By Anita | December 6, 2019

A lot of change happens during a singer’s career.  There are hormonal changes that affect the voice as we age from our twenties to our…

Flattery Influences Grading Performance

By Anita | December 3, 2019

Gaston in Beauty and the Beast can’t imagine that Belle is not interested in him.  He is bathed in flattery from Lefou.  The other girls…

Don’t Stop Auditioning. Relax and Keep Going!

By Anita | November 29, 2019

In Finding Nemo the Musical, Dory sings a song entitled, “Just Keep Swimming”.  She encourages Marlin, “Hey mister grumpy gills. Life’s full of little spills don’t…

Bias of Exercising Pity in Grading Performance

By Anita | November 26, 2019

In the movie Finding Nemo, Marlin and his wife Coral suffered devasting blows to their family. Coral and all but one incubating egg were consumed by…

Increase Personal Marketability

By Anita | November 22, 2019

In the animated feature Aladdin, the title character attempted to dawn the personae of Prince Ali in order to gain favor with Princess Jasmine whom…

The Bias of Envy in Grading Performance

By Anita | November 19, 2019

Certain performers seem to get everything they audition for.  They are the most attractive.  They are the most talented.  They are the most…everything.  Not really. Those…

Singers Need To Hydrate-Hydrate-Hydrate

By Anita | November 15, 2019

Many of us underestimate the importance of proper hydration.  The minimum daily consumption of water to keep our bodies hydrated is higher than we realize. …

Racial Bias In Grading Performance

By Anita | November 12, 2019

Racial bias are two nasty words that no one wants to claim as a personal trait.  But we all have some sort of bias.  Racial…

Why Didn’t I Get A Callback?

By Anita | November 8, 2019

Not getting a callback after an audition is often seen as a reflection on how well you did or how valid you are as a…

Dismissing Plain Featured Performers

By Anita | November 5, 2019

Don’t judge a book by its cover? Of course everyone does.  Many think that showbusiness is for beautiful extroverts with broad personalities that can augment any…

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