Resources

DC Area Performances

Musical Theatre

  • Broadwayworld.com’s student section, including listings of educational institutions that offer degrees in musical theatre and related fields.
  • Broadway Theatre Project Training program for young musical theatre performers age 16 and up. There have been some administrative changes since 2011, so research carefully.
  • The Performing Arts Project Founded in 2011, is a summer program for young musical theatre performers age 16 and up.
  • Musicals 101 – John Henrick’s vast resource for everything you ever wanted to know about the American musical.
  • StageAgent is a web service dedicated to the performers and producers of musicals, dramas, and operas. Has casting requirements (character descriptions, vocal ranges, etc.) for shows.
  • Music Theatre International has information for the many shows that it holds the licenses for. Includes information on some shows not included at StageAgent.
  • Accompaniments for SMTA for the Singers Musical Theatre Anthology.

Art Song

Opera

  • Operabase contains databases of performances, opera companies, and artists, cross-referenced so that you can find out who is singing what, where, and when.
  • Center for Contemporary Opera.
  • Opera Arias Database is a great resource for finding appropriate roles and arias for performance and auditions, searchable by many parameters.
  • The Aria Database is similar to Opera Arias Database, although a little smaller.
  • OperaPulse – “OperaPulse is leading a movement, online and offline, to help build up your opera community and propel this magnificent art form well into the 21st Century.”
  • Ópera Actual – “la revista de ópera de España con toda la ópera del mundo”. (“the opera magazine from Spain with all of the opera of the world”). A very well done magazine in print and web formats.
  • Ópera Latinoamérica – “Ópera Latinoamérica OLA, is a non-profit organisation that brings together Ibero-American opera theatres whose mission is to advance and promote lyric art in the Latin American region.” (sitio bilingüe)
  • Opera on Tap (OOT) was born in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn and incorporated in 2007 to promote opera as a viable, living and progressive art form and to support the developing artists who continue to keep the art form alive.
  • On Site Opera, based in New York City, is doing innovative performances at temporary locations.
  • Heartbeat Opera in New York.

Vocal Pedagogy Blogs

Vocal anatomy and function

New Music

Sheet music

Miscellaneous

Books on Singing

Helpful Books for All

  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport.
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael A. Singer. New Harbinger Publications/ Noetic Books. “The Untethered Soul is indeed one of the finest treatments of the nature and practice of the conscious use of consciousness that I have ever read…. It is the clearest statement I know of who we are and what we face in our emerging humanity.” – Jean Houston
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, Byron Katie. Harmony. “Remember the phrase ‘question authority’? Loving What Is is a workbook on questioning authority–but in this case, what is in question is the authority of our own fundamental beliefs…” – Jill Lightner