Movie Review: 20 Feet From Stardom

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  2014 Academy Awards Winner Best Documentary Ever wonder why anyone would want to be a backup singer?  Maybe they aren’t good enough to be the star out front? Maybe they are working their way to the front, or maybe … Continue reading

2013 Heart of Art Award Winner: Jenny B. Rawson

  Congratulations to Jenny B. Rawson! We are excited to announce the winner of our First Annual Heart of Art Award as Jenny B. Rawson! Jenny definitely embodies the characteristics of supporting talent,  and the arts, and we are happy … Continue reading

Auditioning for American Idol: An Interview With Kristin Corpuz

“You’re going to Hollywood!” That’s what Kristin Corpuz heard as she auditioned for American Idol! Kristin Corpuz is a musician, actress, and dancer from Tampa, FL. She has been performing her entire life, making appearances in concerts and venues including Birdland … Continue reading

How To Accept A Compliment

Most of us know that by putting our talent on display, at some point, we are going to have to deal with criticism, be it constructive, or otherwise. We may prepare ourselves for it, think about it, let it affect … Continue reading

Amanda Talley: Oboist With The New Mexico Philharmonic

Amanda Talley is the second oboist and associate English horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Amanda graduated in May from Southern Methodist University, where she received her Master’s degree. But in March, before she graduated, she auditioned for, and won, … Continue reading

Who Needs Instrumental Lessons? by Melissa Baden

We’ve already told you why voice lessons are important, so what about instrumental lessons? You won’t get by without these either! I won’t say that instrumental lessons are more important than vocal lessons, but I will say that it is … Continue reading

Four Things You Can Do For A Better Performance

  There is a popular slogan that states, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” As artists and performers, we can easily use this motto to our advantage. When you become tense with anxiety and apprehension before a performance, remember to keep … Continue reading

Jacob Chmara: Saxophonist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s mission … Continue reading

Jaclyn Hicks: Songwriter/Composer

Jaclyn Hicks is a self-described musician, singer/songwriter and composer. She fronts the group Ironwood, and just released her debut solo EP of her own piano compositions.  Her website describes it best; “After years of writing solo piano pieces inspired by … Continue reading

What Is An Open Call?

  Everyone has a pretty good idea of what an audition is, however, there are different types of auditions, and some of these may not be familiar to everyone. So when an audition is labeled an “open call,” what exactly … Continue reading