The vast majority of singers with a degree in performance are un- or under-employed in their field. Despite the fact that talented singers are discovered every day, there are far too few jobs in the field of classical music to accommodate all of them, a problem evidenced by regular reports of opera companies and symphony orchestras closing their doors. Young classical singers, particularly recent graduates of music programs, need not only artistic ability, but also intelligence and an acute business sense to navigate the world of professional singing. In The 21st-Century Singer: Bridging the Gap Between the University and the World, author Susan Mohini Kane has created a user-friendly guide for these recent graduates. Kane combines the benefits of an instructional manual with those of a self-reflective workbook to provide emerging classical singers with both practical and inspirational advice. She begins with a section on self-evaluation, allowing readers to define what motivates their desire to sing professionally and reflect on their passions, before moving on to career advice. In the sections that follow, Kane presents a variety of career paths, such as singing, teaching, and consulting-realistic alternatives to the rise to stardom as an overnight sensation that so few will experience-and provides the reader with the tools to develop a concrete plan for whichever path they decide to pursue. Other sections offer instruction on how to develop support systems, train oneself holistically, and take advantage of the newest technological resources available for professional self-promotion. With its dual emphasis on artistic motivation and modern-day business sense, The 21st-Century Singer will prove an essential text for anyone pursuing a professional singing career.
|Publication date:||5th March 2015|
|Author:||Susan (Professor of Voice, Cal State LA Opera) Mohini Kane|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Categories:||Techniques of music / music tutorials, Advice on careers & achieving success,|
Professor of voice and opera and professional classical singer, Susan Mohini Kane truly bridges the gap between the university and the world. She performs with local symphonies and opera companies as well as doing concerts and recitals with her own duo: Kristof & Kane. Her CD, A Moment of Joy is available on iTunes and she is working on another for health and wellness communities. Kane teaches Bridging the Gap and opera workshops, master classes, voice lessons, and courses at universities and opera training programs throughout the United States and Internationally.More About Susan (Professor of Voice, Cal State LA Opera) Mohini Kane