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28 Italian Songs and Arias

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Last chance to register for the 52nd NATS National Conference at discounted rate — Early-bird deadline is May 1
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing has announced that early-bird pricing for the 52nd NATS National Conference has been extended to May 1. Take advantage of this special offer and register online to attend this exciting event that will include exceptional programming appealing to all voice professionals. Enjoy informative and educational sessions while renewing old friendships, making new acquaintances and having some fun in Orlando, Fla. More

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For elders with dementia, musical awakenings
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VideoBrief Henry, an elderly Alzheimer's patient in an American nursing home, recently became a viral star. In a short video that has been viewed millions of times online, he starts out slumped over and unresponsive — but undergoes a remarkable transformation as he listens to music on a pair of headphones. The clip is part of a documentary called "Alive Inside," which follows social worker Dan Cohen as he creates personalized iPod playlists for people in elder care facilities, hoping to reconnect them with the music they love. More

Opera's drama queen
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The Finnish soprano Karita Mattila brings extraordinary intensity to her operatic roles. But the emotions don't stop at the footlights. Mattila is a diva of the old school, high-strung and deeply passionate off stage as well as on. She has enjoyed many triumphs at the Metropolitan Opera since first appearing there in 1990 — in Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Puccini — but she may be best known these days as a blond-bombshell Salome and a thoroughly miscast Tosca. More widely praised, at the Met and elsewhere, have been her portrayals of the anguished title characters in "Jenůfa" and "Kat'a Kabanova" by the Czech composer Leoš Janáček. More

Audition for solo opportunities with DCINY at the 52nd NATS National Conference this summer
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Distinguished Concerts International New York will be holding auditions for their artist series during the conference this summer. DCINY produces high quality concerts in major, world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Disney Hall and others. More

Making music together increases children's empathy
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Music education produces myriad benefits, strengthening children's abilities in reading, math and verbal intelligence. New British research suggests it may also teach something less tangible, but arguably just as important: the ability to empathize. In a yearlong program focused on group music-making, 8- to 11-year-old children became markedly more compassionate, according to a recently published study from the University of Cambridge. More

How Broadway games the Tonys
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Broadway likes to think of itself as a cultural engine humming year-round, but judging by the opening dates of many plays and musicals, it has become the narrowest of operations: an awards-obsessed, audience-starved industry that really revs just one month a year. And that month is April, especially the latter half. Three productions opened recently, and seven more are opening — accounting for about 25 percent of all new shows in the 2011-2012 season. More

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Calling all SNATS members and students to volunteer at the 52nd NATS National Conference
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NATS is calling on SNATS members and students to give the gift of time by volunteering at the 52nd NATS National Conference. You can play an important role in the success of this wonderful event and earn the opportunity to attend the conference. What's better than a backstage pass? More

Opera awards go to Peter Sellars and 4 singers
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Director Peter Sellars has won a special award along with four of the world's best singers. The prestigious Opera News Awards went to the American theater whiz, and to Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, German soprano Anja Silja, Swedish baritone Peter Mattei and Finnish soprano Karita Mattila. Sellars says he "took the starch out of the Bugs Bunny version of opera" — with productions like the wrenching story of how the nuclear bomb was created in composer John Adam's Grammy award-winning "Dr. Atomic." More

How the brain gets creative
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Creativity seems to be one of the great buzzwords of our day. It litters our media landscape, full of promptings, urgings and bullet points. Who doesn't want to be received into the ranks of the creative? In this time of economic uncertainty, creativity is one of those great swooning words, more upbeat than "innovation," its more sober biz-speak cousin. More

Berlin yodel school revamping alpine sound of music
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The distinctive warble of yodeling strikes a dissonant note in the middle of a gritty Berlin district that is home to a thriving Turkish population and peppered with trendy bars. But if you walk down the street from the kebab shops and anarchist graffiti scrawled on the pavement, you will catch the mellifluous sounds usually heard in Swiss Alps — a noise that grows louder when you enter Doreen Kutze's hairdressing salon. More

The Byrds' Roger McGuinn works to preserve folk music
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VideoBrief Singer-guitarist Roger McGuinn, best known as leader of The Byrds, is a folk-rock pioneer. The Byrds blended traditional folk songs with a rock beat and scored major hits in the 1960s, including "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Mr. Tambourine Man." The group disbanded in 1973, and McGuinn pursued a solo career, in which he performed acoustically and returned to his folk roots. More

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5 easy steps to measure social media campaigns
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If you're using social media for your business, you should be measuring it. But don't measure just for the sake of having metrics. Instead, measure your social activities so that you can learn what's successful, what isn't and how you can improve. Social media is generally measured in two ways: ongoing analytics and campaign-focused metrics. More

The incredibly logical way to manage customer relationships
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In a perfect world, every customer relationship would be steeped in a complete understanding of the customer's current wants, needs and desires. The trick of course is that getting anything that looks like that at all requires three things — incredible planning, thoughtful technology and consistent execution. More
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