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Canciones de España-Songs of 19th Century Spain

Draayer, editor
83 songs / 50 composers / 3 volumes
High and low voice IPA transcriptions and translations

Elisabeth Howard

Conducted seminars worldwide: ICVT, EVTA; National Conferences: USA, Italy, Australia, France, England, Brazil, Switzerland; Regional: The Mozarteum, Canada.


National Music Theater Competition now accepting applications
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The first nationwide competition for music theater soloists, the National Music Theater Competition, has announced the opening of online applications through digital audition management sponsor, ArtsApp. Sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Music Theater Competition is open to performers ages 20-28 by the application deadline of March 1. More

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Autism-friendly Broadway shows: 2 more planned after success of 'Lion King'
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Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder. The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on providing access to live theater, said it plans to offer specially designed matinee showings of "Mary Poppins" on April 29 and "The Lion King" on Sept. 30. More

Can music improve behavior?
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There is much research to show that music can improve academic performance. But what about behavior? Kindergarten teacher Shelvia Ivey sees the effects every day in her classroom. "It's fun to see the shy ones blossom and music is a way for them to do that," Ivey said. "For some of the more aggressive children who have a hard time controlling their instincts, it's a time for them to express themselves, too, and it's easier for them to control their instincts. And they're allowed to be expressive, and be unique." More

Join the NATS team — job opportunities available
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Do you know a person who you think would be a great addition to the NATS staff team? NATS has two job openings for full-time positions. Download the complete job description and share it with colleagues, former students and others you know who you think would be perfect for this job. Applications are being accepted now. More

Make Music in Mendocino, California

Find creative discoveries and inspiration June 14 to 23 at the Redwoods Opera Workshop. This exclusive, intensive program is open to just 15 talented singers.
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Influences: Soprano Ana María Martínez
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Ana María Martínez remembers the struggle she went through to find — and commit to — her calling. Now she is becoming one of the world's acclaimed operatic sopranos and, especially in the Spanish-language press, a star. But it did not come easily. More

Meryl Streep explains how her opera training helps vocal control
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Among the many pleasures of Meryl Streep's "Fresh Air" interview that aired on NPR is the actress' discussion of her operatic training during her youth. Streep studied with Estelle Liebling, a highly respected voice teacher whose students included Beverly Sills. Streep's voice has been much analyzed by critics for its versatile qualities, especially her facility with accents and her vocally uncanny impersonations of Margaret Thatcher and Julia Child. In the NPR interview, Streep spoke about the importance of voice in her training and subsequent career. More

NATS 52nd National Conference Registration opens online
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing 52nd National Conference is quickly approaching, and now is the time to mark your calendars and register online to attend this exciting event that will include exceptional programming appealing to all voice professionals. Renew old friendships, make new acquaintances, enjoy informative and educational sessions, relax and have some fun in Orlando, Fla. The event will be located at and hosted by the beautiful Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, June 29–July 3. More

Pressure to conform can inspire creativity
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Do you think of yourself as not particularly creative? Well, you might have more innovative ideas than you realize. To access them, you just need to feel some pressure to conform. Admittedly, that sounds like an oxymoron; creative thinking and conformity are usually considered mutually exclusive. But newly published research finds a specific sort of arm twisting can help people who aren't terribly innovative increase their creative output. More

Jane Eaglen to conduct voice master class at NATS 52nd National Conference
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing is privileged to announce that the Featured Opening Session Master Class at its 52nd National Conference will be presented by Jane Eaglen. Four young, professional singers will be selected to perform operatic arias or song literature and receive instruction from Eaglen on June 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Oceans Ballroom at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Resort. More

 Promoting Your Voice Studio

Are you prepared or playing?
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One of the big differences between successful business owners and those who struggle is preparation. The average business owner doesn't prepare very well. They want their business to succeed or their marketing to generate bankable results, but they fail to do the heavy lifting beforehand. They fail to prepare correctly in advance. More

When it comes to networking, don't try to wing it
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A man and a woman walk into a conference social hour with the same goal: to meet people and set up potential referrals. Can you guess who does better? Our research shows women have an edge over men when it comes to networking. The reason: Women are better prepared. More

Is your marketing producing the results you expected?
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One of the simplest, yet most effective, things you can do is set expectations or goals for your marketing. You can create overall revenue goals, campaign goals or more product or service specific goals, but either way, simply defining a target number will prove to be one of the best first steps. More
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