DC Area Performances

Musical Theatre

  •’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


  • 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.

Vocal Pedagogy Blogs

Vocal anatomy and function

New Music

Sheet music


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