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NATS announces new member benefit: Intermezzo
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National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) recently announced that it has partnered with MultiBriefs to publish Intermezzo, a free, opt-out email resource that will provide comprehensive, aggregated news on topics related to singing to deliver timely, relevant news for teachers of singing directly to your inbox. Beginning with this issue, all current and active NATS members will begin receiving Intermezzo via email every Tuesday. More

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NATSAA 2010 winner, Thomas Florio, to perform winner's recital at Carnegie Hall: Sunday, Oct. 30
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Tickets are on sale now for a Carnegie Hall performance by NATSAA 2010 winner, Thomas Florio. In addition to significant cash prizes, Florio's winnings include a New York solo debut sponsored by Distinguished Concerts International New York. He is slated to perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30, with pianist Jasmin Arakawa. More

The intrinsic benefits of arts education
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As reported by Kristen Engebretsen, "I recently authored a post titled 'The Top 10 Ways to Support Arts Education', but I'm finding that I get more requests from people asking for reasons why arts education should be supported, not how. So as a companion piece to the how of supporting arts education, here I offer reasons why arts education should be supported." More

Vocal crisis behind him, tenor Giuseppe Filianoti is busy riding opera's fast track
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Operatic stardom can be a heavy cross to bear. Particularly, it would appear, for tenors. One by one, high-voiced male singers heavily touted for stellar careers are finding those careers derailed, or put on hold. More

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'King Kong' musical will premiere in Melbourne, Australia
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The previously reported new stage musical of King Kong, the sci-fi adventure melodrama about the giant ape who is exploited by showmen and falls in love with a blonde beauty, will get its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in 2013. The goal of a 2013 Broadway bow was previously reported, and that's still the hope. More

Musical hope: Cancer survivor gives back to other patients
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You could say singer/songwriter Charlie Lustman is a minstrel of hope. He strolls through hospital room after hospital room singing upbeat songs about life, love and cancer survival. He spreads his joyful message to cancer patients through happy songs he performs dressed as a white blood cell. More

Music therapy department strives to help patients reach life goals
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A shy guy who barely talks is able to fill in the blanks to a song. A girl who never spoke blurted out the word flowers. A young man who needs physical help is now able to move his head side-to-side on his own. More

Registration for NATSAA is now online
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) Competition for Singers is known nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for classical vocalists, with over $50,000 in cash and prizes. NATSAA registration is open online at, where more information about the competition is available for download. More

New YouTube features for music artists
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With 800 million people per month coming to YouTube, you have a pretty big stage to share your music, and now we're adding features to also make YouTube your box office, merchandise table and music store. We're launching a feature called the Merch Store that will allow YouTube partners to offer fans merchandise directly on your channel. More

NPR listeners may finally be protected from opera bias
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Public radio listeners! Have you long worried that your station was undermining capitalism through its broadcasts of the Ring Cycle? Tired of having your children brainwashed by the socialistic messages of La Traviata? Well, fear no more: host Lisa Simeone has been fired from the documentary show Soundprint and is having her role as host of NPR's World of Opera investigated after it was discovered that Simeone, a freelancer, has been serving as spokeswoman for an Occupy Wall Street–related protest group. More

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Small business owners and direct sellers: Get linked
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If there's one social media platform that perhaps doesn't get the attention it deserves, it's LinkedIn. Yes, most professionals and employees of Fortune 500 companies have put up their profiles and enjoy interacting with others within the site, but many people still remain skeptical about the value of LinkedIn. This is especially true when it comes to small business owners and direct sellers - most of them aren't using LinkedIn to its fullest potential. More

10 ways to increase your social media hustle and cash flow
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For every great social media network created, there is someone else who sees it and tries to improve it. Social media marketing gives small business a chance to play "David" against a big business "Goliath." More

How to stay ahead of the curve and be successful
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Growing richer than everybody else means building a business that is not just okay, average or even mildly successful. It means building a business that is wildly successful. Doing that means going a bit beyond the ordinary. Here are ways you can beat the crowd to do that. More
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