Resources

The following is a selection of recommended books and materials useful in building a professional singing career.


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Career Guide for Performing Artists
yourtype.com/blog

YAP Tracker (Auditions and tracking program for Young Artist Programs)
yaptracker.com

Sheet Music

Classical Vocal Reprints – Sheet music store for all things classical & vocal. If it exists, he carries it. Glendower Jones, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and will ship music anywhere, fast.
classicalvocalrep.com

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) – public domain sheet music, free to download
imslp.org 

Publications

Backstage (Auditions, articles, etc. about theater and musical theater)
backstage.com

Classical Singer (Auditions, articles, etc. about opera and classical singing)
classicalsinger.com

Opera News (The official magazine of the Metropolitan Opera)
operanews.com

Musical America (Annual compendium of all things classical music. Listings of venues, agents, managers, artists, etc.)
musicalamerica.com

Organizations & Unions

Opera America & The National Opera Center. They have lots of resources for opera professionals. Check out specifically their Career Guide for Opera/Artist Toolbox and Singer Self-Inventory.  operaamerica.org

Actor’s Equity Association (AEA). The union for stage actors
actorsequity.org

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) – the union for opera singers & dancers
musicalartists.org

Singer Blogs & Podcasts

Opera Now Podcast
operanowpodcast.com

This Opera Life with Charles Reid (podcast)
thisoperalife.charles-reid.com

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
joycedidonato.com/vlog

Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano
huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-rivera/

Suzanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano
huffingtonpost.com/susanne-mentzer