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Voice Studio

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

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 this season at Carnegie Hall. Four singers will be selected to participate in this set of public events, which will be streamed live online. 

Check out the webcasts from last year's master classes for free at, and join us for this seasons's webcasts on January 8-10, 2016!

Discussion Forum

Wrap Up: Singing for Life

Started by Claudia Friedlander Nov 16, 2016.

How to Request Opera Auditions

Started by Claudia Friedlander Oct 25, 2016.

Making a Video Audition Demo: A Visit to the Recording Studio

Started by Claudia Friedlander Oct 11, 2016.

Social Media: Creating Community & Keeping in Touch

Started by Claudia Friedlander Sep 27, 2016.

The Big Picture: Collecting & Presenting Production Photos

Started by Claudia Friedlander Sep 14, 2016.

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Comment by Claudia Friedlander on October 4, 2016 at 12:25pm
Hi Emily! What a warm and beautiful voice you have! Thanks for sharing this video here. You asked specifically about placement and expression, but I feel that these two aspects of singing are things at which you already excel. I equate placement with resonance, and your resonance seems to me to be quite full and well-balanced - you might benefit from brighter vowel definition where [i] and [e] are concerned in your French.

We posted some guidelines for Carnegie Hall master class applications that you may find helpful for producing videos for your grad school applications: Video demos are stand-ins for live auditions, so I recommend framing your performances so that we can see your whole body just as we would in an actual audition.

Best wishes for the next chapter in your education!
Comment by Emily Bynum on October 2, 2016 at 6:06pm

Hello all!

I am a young Soprano transitioning from undergraduate to masters and I am looking for some pointers on technique when it comes to placement and expression of the voice. If you would view my video and comment it would mean the world to me!

Beau Soir- Debussy, covered by Emily Bynum, Soprano

Thank you all for your time!

Emily Bynum


Comment by Roberta De Fiore on September 21, 2016 at 11:47am

thank you for letting me join you.  Feel free to connect with me

Comment by Elizabeth Lewis Celeste on August 24, 2016 at 4:37pm

Hi Claudia, Long time since McGill Days and singing Miss Wordsworth to your Lady Billows, so I have added some videos, prepping for overseas auditions and transitioned into a heavier fach, as that seems to be what people ask from me. Thoughts, appreciated on my package, this is a prelim set of recordings, perfecting to do, but good to get an ideas.

Comment by Megan Ogden on July 24, 2016 at 1:13pm

Hello everyone! I am putting together my audition repertoire. I was a mezzo-soprano all through undergrad and made the transition to lyric soprano repertoire my first year of graduate school. I am singing a lot of Mozart, and his concert arias are some of my favorites to sing. Can I place a Mozart concert aria on my audition sheet for young artist programs, or stick with the pieces that are from the operas performed on stage?

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 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

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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 take a moment and listen and comment


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