An unforgettable two days of amazing classes with managers, general directors, singers, and more made up the Professional Track at this year’s Classical Singer Convention. Read about it here and then start planning to attend next year’s big event in May 2011 in sunny Los Angeles.
Kicking It Off
To kick off the Professional Track, attendees gathered for the Opening Session on Saturday morning. Sylvia McNair and pianist Ted Taylor started things off right with a terrific opening number, “Sylvia’s Lament,” a delightful medley that chronicles McNair’s journey from opera to crossover to cabaret. Then Carroll Freeman, recipient of the 2010 Stage Director of the Year award, entertained and inspired the crowd with stories of his career.
The Opening Session concluded with four singers of various levels and stages of their careers sharing their thoughts on why they sing. From two high school students, to a recent college grad, to a seasoned singer, these four singers all welcome...
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