LEARNING WITH SCHMIDT VOCAL ARTS

During this global pandemic of COVID-19, Schmidt Vocal Arts is committed to making sure that young singers around the country have opportunities to build their vocal skills. That’s why we’ve created this Online Resourcessection with videos, tools, and other training resources that teachers and singers alike can access for FREE to continue learning and developing their vocal talent.

We will be adding new resources regularly from our  Schmidt Vocal Artist Network of renowned singers and professionals. Check back often to see what’s new. Most importantly, keep singing!

Artistry in Art Song: A Seven-Step Process

What should have priority for vocalists: technique or artistry? Neither! (Sorry, trick question.) Technique and artistry share equal importance and should be developed in tandem. High school vocalists as well as undergraduates pursuing music degrees, however, often struggle with balancing these two complex facets of their instrument. Young singers may feel they have to reach a high level of technical proficiency before their instrument can communicate artistic choices; fear their artistic choices may not be valid; do not have a clear idea on how to make artistic choices; or do not have a clear idea on how to communicate their artistic choices.

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Studying Voice during a Pandemic: Thoughts from Five University Voice Professors

2020 will end up being one for the record books. For those in the arts and academia, the uncertainty of the global pandemic has made performance seasons come to a halt, forced universities to come up with contingency plan upon contingency plan, and put into question the health and safety of educators and students. Early on, singing was identified as a “super-spreader” of the COVID-19 virus, so voice teachers and universities, along with opera companies, choirs, and organizations like Schmidt Vocal Arts, have been trying to navigate the best path forward, so that we can still offer opportunities in a safe environment.

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