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Canciones de España-Songs of 19th Century Spain

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Don't miss these important Feb. 1 deadlines for NATS members
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There are three important deadlines coming up for NATS members that we don't want you to miss: membership renewal and applications for the Independent Teacher Fellowships and the Voice Pedagogy Award. NATS members have until Feb. 1 to renew their memberships to avoid a $10 late charge. Members not renewed by March 1 lose all member privileges, so please save time and postage by renewing online. Independent Teacher Fellowship and Voice Pedagogy Award applications are also due on Feb. 1. More

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What does audience engagement really mean?
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As written by Kelly Tweeddale, "I think arts organizations and the arts sector at large throw around the term 'audience engagement' quite irresponsibly, using it as the new buzz word that makes us feel like we are doing something. It is no longer apropos to just focus on putting 'butts in seats' or the more delicate euphemism 'derrieres in chairs' or having educational programs that focus on the K-12 space with the hope it will pay off in developing audiences 20 years into the future." More

Wagner's horsewoman of apocalypse
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"Götterdämmerung," the final installment in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle, is the most theatrically effective staging of the four works in this epic series, and the clearest representation of the director Robert Lepage's vision. With each installment, Lepage has simplified the staging and used fewer of the capacities of Carl Fillion's 45-ton set: the machine, as it has been called, a huge gizmo of 24 planks that rotate on an axle in combination with video projections to evoke rivers, cliffs, mountain passes, forest dwellings and more. More

Michael Jackson's elementary school names music lab after pop star
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After a year in the making, the wait is over for students at Gardner Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. School officials unveiled the new Michael Jackson Music Education Laboratory at the pop star's former elementary school. The lab is set up in Jackson's old sixth-grade classroom. Principal Kenneth Urbina said the goal is "to have every child leave the school musically talented." More

Apply for Independent Teacher Fellowship by Feb. 1
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Designed to recognize and support independent teachers who do not hold full or part-time teaching positions in a college or university, this grant will help selected applicants attend sessions, network with colleagues and enjoy all the benefits available at NATS National Conferences. Up to 14 fellowships will be awarded. More

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Vocal solos and duets by ANTONIN DVORAK complete with English translations, Czech pronunciation guides and CDs available for all titles. Song to the Moon from Rusalka, Gipsy Songs, Biblical Songs, Strains from Moravia (duets), Three Spiritual Songs, O Sanctissima (duet), Songs of Love, Cypresses. MORE

Carnegie's 2012-2013 season includes Latin festival
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An Arab-Israeli orchestra, a Latin American festival and the crowning ensemble of Venezuela's music program aimed at helping the poor will be major presences at Carnegie Hall next season, examples of the growing urge to make classical music socially relevant. After focusing on its 120th anniversary this season, it will return to its recent practice of holding month long festivals, in this case Voices of Latin America. More

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 National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Music Theater Competition is open to performers age 20-28 by the application deadline of March 1. More

Recovering from a bad voice teacher
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VideoBrief The topic is "Recovering from a Bad Voice Teacher" with Jeannette LoVetri and Dr. Anita Kozan. More

A book about music that strikes a chord
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In 1923, Leos Janacek wrote his first string quartet and gave it the subtitle "Kreutzer Sonata." The immediate inspiration was not Beethoven's work of that name, but Tolstoy's novella about the piece's transformative and terrible power. Thus: music about words about music. But the words in question are entirely fictional, and Tolstoy's work is only "about" Beethoven in the sense that it is about a series of events that begins with a performance of his music. More

Art or audience; chicken or egg?
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As written by Chad M. Bauman, "Doug McLennan, editor of ArtsJournal, invited me to participate in an online debate on leadership in the arts. To kick things off, a panel of bloggers were asked to respond to the following prompt: 'Increasingly, audiences have more visibility for their opinions about the culture they consume. Cultural institutions know more and more about their audiences and their wants. Some suggest this new transparency argues for a different relationship between artists and audience. So the question: In this age of self expression and information overload, do our artists and arts organizations need to lead more or learn to follow their communities more?'" More

Voice Pedagogy Award applications accepted through Feb. 1
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The NATS Foundation awards one $500 gift annually to a candidate who is a member of NATS for the purpose of study at a seminar or workshop on voice pedagogy and/or voice science. Candidates must submit a request for funds to the president of the NATS Foundation no later than Feb. 1 of the year in which the seminar will take place. More

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 Promoting Your Voice Studio

The 'Glee' guide to attracting a raving horde of social media fans
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If your memories of high school involve wedgies, broken hearts and getting stuffed into your locker, you probably love "Glee." The musical comedy TV show — Ryan Murphy's smash hit about the nerds, misfits and social outcasts of McKinley High School's glee club — is equal parts quirky, cheesy, heartbreaking and surprisingly delightful. More

Friendship: Innovation's no-duh, no-joke secret sauce
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As written by Stuart Karten, "As a business owner, I'm always looking at how to structure relationships. I've joked that a sense of humor is our main concern when evaluating new clients at Karten Design. But when I really think about it, compatibility and the ability to have fun with your clients is a serious matter. Recently, the composer Michael Giacchino shared his creative process with our studio. This guy has won Oscars and Emmys; he's composed music for popular TV series like 'Lost' and blockbuster movies like 'Up.' The possibilities for such a successful composer are nearly limitless. But when I asked him what he would like to do next, his answer surprised me: 'I just want to work with my friends.'" More

5 habits small businesses should adopt in 2012
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As written by Raj Sheth, "As the new year begins, a lot of us are hoping to do better in our business than last year. And if last year did not meet our expectations, we are looking to improve things. Here are a few thoughts that have emerged as I battle to grow my business." More
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