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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #11

THE RIGHT TO SING Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley and Van Dean produced “Broadway for Orlando”, a benefit single of “What the World Needs Now is Love” sung by dozens of broadway performers.  You can buy it on iTunes and 100% … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #10

 YO CANTO  I was walking to my voice lesson today, with a music book in my hand, when I ran into a director that lives in my building.  He said, “I didn’t know you were a singer!”  Note to self, … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #9

STRAIN VS. FATIGUE   I baby my voice.  I was on vocal rest off and on for about 6 months during graduate school, so I developed the bad habit of thinking any little sign of fatigue was a red flag … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #8

CONVERSATIONS I was at dinner with some longtime friends who I hadn’t seen in a month and I was just about to tell them about the Summer Vocal Intensive when one of them asked, “How do you feel about broadway?”  … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #7

AT THE BALLET

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #6

A MIRACLE  I have the best intentions in the world.  I try to work out regularly.  I try to vocalize daily.  I try to stretch regularly.  I try to do a relaxation exercise two times a week.  I really try … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #5

WE ALL NEED TO RELAX  We know relaxation is a huge part of performing.  We know that relaxation has to be a regular part of your everyday life in order for it to be readily accessible on stage or screen.  … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #4

USE YOUR MIND  I suspect Kim Stern might be a mind reader.  Exhibit A: Kim:  Think of two dolphins – one jumping through your belly and out your mouth.  And one jumping into your mouth and down your throat.   … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #3

SINGING IS OPEN  Here is a recap of the take aways from my first few lessons: Open my chest. Open my lower back. OPEN MY MOUTH!!!! Singing is expression.  It’s more effective when that expression comes from openness.  As performers, … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #2

SLOW START I was so excited about taking the Kim Stern Summer Intensive and packing a year’s worth of voice lessons into one summer!  “Imagine the progress I’ll make.”  “My voice will be in the best shape of it’s life.”  … Continue reading

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