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Become the very best singer you can be! Share your performances, experiences, and ideas in the Voice Studio and connect with some of the singers who are performing in recitals at Carnegie Hall this season. Claudia Friedlander, a voice teacher based in New York City, is your guide on this exploration of vocal technique, repertoire, and interpretation. 

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The Singer's Audition Handbook

Choosing your repertoire for audition season? Check out this blog post by Claudia Friedlander for advice on designing a balanced audition package, including advice from professional singers!

Throughout the summer and early fall, The Singer’s Audition Handbook will help you identify, prepare, and successfully audition for the educational and performance opportunities that are right for you. 


Joyce DiDonato Master Classes

Renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presents a series of three master classes focusing on opera arias next season at Carnegie Hall. Four singers will be selected to participate in this set of public events, which will be streamed live online. 

Keep checking the Voice Studio as we give you tips on how to prepare your audition materials in preparation for this wonderful opportunity!

Discussion Forum

Wrap-Up: Responses & Reflections 1 Reply

Started by Claudia Friedlander. Last reply by Emily Solo Dec 3, 2014.

Audition Etiquette

Started by Claudia Friedlander Nov 20, 2014.

How to Make a Great Demo Recording 1 Reply

Started by Claudia Friedlander. Last reply by Idara Aguinaga Mar 4.

How to Present Your Résumé, Bio & Repertoire List 30 Replies

Started by Claudia Friedlander. Last reply by Brittany Fouché Nov 29, 2014.

Memorization: What are your best tips and tricks?

Started by Jonathan Gaby Sep 8, 2014.

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Comment by Idara Aguinaga on March 5, 2015 at 7:25pm

Hi Claudia. Great insights. I just joined the Musical Exchange yesterday on the suggestion of my manager and can see this site is a real blessing. I have many videos on YouTube. About 28 of them right now at Kinnor Classics Intl.. And I just did a two hour solo concert last Sunday March 1st. It was video recorded as well and should be completed and ready to upload in about 2 weeks. I'm hoping to use some of my many videos for auditions and performance opportunities with U.S. orchestras and symphonies. I would really love some professional feedback on them. I'm just starting out, but my manager is confident we're on the right track. He created Kinnor Classics.com as a new business start up last June just to promote me. We both are on a big learning curve. He also helped me set up my profile here and we both want to contribute to this site as much as we can. Thank you again for such a fabulous website. Looking forward to your valuable feedback.

Son Vergin Vezzosa - Bellini

More Videos -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm1-JSrSPD8

Comment by Magda Lisek on February 28, 2015 at 11:54am
Hello Everyone! Soooo at the end of last year I was treating The Singer's Audition Handbook like a bible (thank you Claudia)and I was accepted into my first ever Summer School (I'm going to Munich,Germany)!! I'm in the process of organising a fundraising concert but I'm struggling with a title for the concert. It would be amazing if you guys could help me and suggest some ideas.
Comment by Claudia Friedlander on February 16, 2015 at 9:29am

Hi @Naman - we've actually posted lots of voice video tutorials to this group over the past couple of years! You'll find them in the Discussions, and you can view a complete list on my videos page. Enjoy, and feel free to be in touch with any questions. 

Comment by Naman Goyal on February 16, 2015 at 3:33am
Can someone suggest some good videos that would help me improve my vocals?
Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on December 10, 2014 at 9:33am

Maybe i'm too much of a beginner for this group..just wanted to share my performance..do take a moment and listen and comment

Comment by Magda Lisek on October 24, 2014 at 11:25am
Ok great! Thanks :)
Comment by Claudia Friedlander on October 24, 2014 at 11:21am

There is also a Facebook group that is a terrific source for referrals like this. If you're on Facebook, friend me there & I'll add you to the group. 

Comment by Magda Lisek on October 24, 2014 at 11:19am
Hey Claudia. No I'm not. I have looked at auditions plus.com and there is a list there but I was hoping for some recommendations in regards to past expirience :) I should probably get a YAPtracker account aswell!
Comment by Claudia Friedlander on October 24, 2014 at 10:58am

Magda, are you on YAPTracker? It's an outstanding database for training programs and performance opportunities (paid subscription site). I do not personally have experience with summer programs in Italy, but that's where I'd look first. 

Comment by Magda Lisek on October 24, 2014 at 9:36am
Hi Everyone! :) I am on a look out for an opera summer school in Italy for end of June-July 2015 and I wold really love it if anyone could recomend a program.
 

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