Warm-Ups for Singers
The Total Warm-up. An inclusive approach from The Musician’s Way Blog.
Dr. Ingo Titze’s Favorite Five Vocal Warm-ups for Singers. From the National Center for Voice and Speech.
The Choral Warm-Up Collection, by Sally Albrecht (Alfred, 2003). “167 favorite warm-ups contributed by 51 choral directors.”
Influence of warmup on singing voice quality. The beneficial effects of vocal warm-ups (Journal of Voice, 19/2, 2005).
Vocal health resources on the Wellness page at MusiciansWay.com.
Free opera scores from the Internet Music Score Library Project.
Online Music Scores. Extensive links posted on the MW Practice page.
Wolf Trap Opera Blog. Articles about diverse aspects of the opera business.
The Opera Platform. Free live and recorded opera performances from Europe.
What the Fach?! A Guide for Opera Singers Auditioning & Working in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (2nd Edition, 2010), by Philip Shepard.
The Aria Database, maintained by Robert Glaubitz.
Opera Today. “Opera news, commentary, and reviews.”
Operagasm. A lively blog with news and commentary.
Opera News. A publication of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Operabase. Information about performances, artists, managers, companies.
OperaWorks.org. Workshops in artistry and career development.
“Giving a Semi-Hearty Cheer for Semi-Staged Opera.” The NY Times, June 2014.
Free choral scores from the IMSLP.
Choral Repertoire, by Dennis Shrock (Oxford 2009, new ed., 800 pages).
Vocal Area Network. Advancing vocal ensemble music in the New York area.
“The Significance of Choral Singing for Sustaining Psychological Wellbeing.” A study by Clift and Hancox (Music Performance Research, 3/1, 2010).
“An Investigation into the Choral Singer’s Experience of Music Performance Anxiety,” by Ryan and Andrews (JRME, 57/2, 2009). See the Performance page for more performance anxiety resources.
General Resources for Singers
Online Music Scores. Links to diverse resources via MusiciansWay.com.
MusicTeachersHelper.com. Create a voice teaching studio website in minutes, accept credit card payments, and more. Free trial.
The Diction Domain. “Voice diction resources for singers.”
A Handbook of Diction for Singers: Italian, German, French, by David Adams (2nd edition; Oxford, 2007).
Voice Production Tutorials. From The National Center for Voice and Speech.
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Resources & articles.
Find a voice teacher in the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of NATS.
Teachers of voice and speech, from the Voice and Speech Trainers Assoc.
Classical Singer magazine. Articles, links, resources, tips, forums.
Vocal repertoire compiled by Thea van der Putten, with links to fact sheets.
Voice Resources posted on the Peabody Conservatory website.
Books for Singers
On the Art of Singing and other books by voice teacher Richard Miller.
The 21st-Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the World, by Susan Mohini Kane (Oxford, 2015).
The Owner’s Manual to the Voice, by Rachel Gates (Oxford, 2013)
The Ultimate Guide to Singing. Celebrated book with advice from 136 experts.
Researching the Song: A Lexicon, by Emmons & Lewis (Oxford, 2006).
The Musician’s Way, by Gerald Klickstein (Oxford, 2009; 12th printing, 2016). Comprehensive guidelines to learn, memorize, and perform songs as well as build a career.