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NATSAA 2012 application deadline extended to Nov. 18
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As some NATSAA applicants have discovered, there have been occasional glitches in the online application process. While we responded diligently to each issue as it arose, the increase in numbers of applications resulted in our decision to implement our contingency plan and extend the application deadline to Friday, Nov. 18. More

Festival of New American Musicals and Darren Criss launch 'Show Search' for new musical theater writers
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The Festival of New American Musicals (FNAM's) spokesperson, Darren Criss (Glee) and executive producers Marcia Seligson, Bob Klein and Linda Shusett have announced the first annual nationwide search for emerging young musical theater writers. It is called FNAM's Show Search. FNAM is looking for the next "Stephen Schwartz" (Wicked), and now some of the best up-and coming musical theater talent will have the opportunity to showcase their work via an online search at www.festivalofnewamericanmusicals.org to find FNAM's "Best New Musical." More

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Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey funding development of vocal cord repair gel
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Scientists working at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the funding help of hometown hero and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, are working on a special, almost magical gel that replicates the activity of a human vocal cord. It will be able to help the damaged voices of singers and, more importantly, cancer patients. The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey is also partly funding the endeavor. More

Royal Opera House launches iPhone and iPad game
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The Royal Opera House is to enter the world of gaming, offering players the opportunity to stage manage their own opera or ballet. The Royal Opera House has announced it has teamed up with the game developers Hide&Seek to create The Show Must Go On, in which players become a beleaguered goatee-bearded stage manager with a whole heap of problems. More

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Don't miss early registration prices for 'Memphis Mix' workshop
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We all need continuing education. We all need to renew our excitement for teaching and singing from time-to-time. We all need to see old friends and interact with new colleagues. What are you waiting for? Register now for Memphis Mix, Jan. 5-8, 2012, and save some money. The early registration deadline is Dec. 1, 2011. More

Tune into these scholarships for music majors
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The Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition is open to graduating high school seniors or first year college students who intend to make music an important part of their lives in the future. Available to vocalists and instrumentalists, the six scholarships awarded range from $1,000 to $4,000. More

2 stars spice up Verismo Opera
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From the packed house at Carnegie Hall for the Opera Orchestra of New York's concert performance of Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur," and from the ecstatic ovations for the soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the tenor Jonas Kaufmann, the evening's stars, you would not have guessed that two years ago it looked as if this valuable company might go under. Founded in 1971 by the conductor Eve Queler, the Opera Orchestra has presented concert performances of lesser-known operas with strong casts that often feature top singers. Reeling under financial pressures, it offered just a series of recitals in smaller halls during the 2009-10 "bridge season," as board members called it. More

Singer at heart helps others heal through music
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Marge Nykaza has always believed in the power of music. "I just knew this was a part of my life," she said, reminiscing about her first public singing experience at her uncle's wedding with her sister. At 4 years of age, Nykaza chose her career, or rather it chose her. More


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How to create a positive business outlook
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Staying positive in a negative environment can change not just your business, but your entire life. Rather than wallowing when a problem strikes, believe your business reality can be redefined. Old problems become entrepreneurial challenges as you perceive new solutions. Then, when you achieve a goal, recognize the benefits of your positive work lifestyle. More

Tips and tools for better listening for content marketing
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As written by Brody Dorland, "A recent post from Joe Pulizzi got me thinking about an important role within marketing teams that too many companies are overlooking these days. Joe calls this role a "Chief Listening Officer" or the "air traffic controller for your social media and other content channels." Titles aside, having someone who dedicates time to regular online listening and monitoring is an extremely valuable role that every company needs." More

Small business strategies: Want to expand? A plan is a must
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In one old commercial, a group of entrepreneurs is sitting around a computer, launching a website for their new company. The entrepreneurs turn on the site and wait for customers. At first, they see one or two clicks, then a few more, then many more, and then a torrent of customers. More
 
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