For Singers

The following sites offer resources for singers, choral directors, opera lovers, and voice teachers. For vocal health info, see the Wellness page and Chapter 13 of The Musician’s Way. Career links are posted on the Music Careers page.

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.

Opera Resources

Free opera scores from the Internet Music Score Library Project.

Online Music Scores. Extensive links posted on the MW Practice page.

Opera Scores at Sheet Music Plus.
Opera scores from the Indiana University Library.
Univ. of N. Texas Rare Music Room. 18th-century French opera manuscripts.

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 Glass. Concise info about operas, including synopses and histories.
Public domain opera libretti from Opera Glass.
Libretti d’opera italiani.
200 Opera Plots. Free pdf by Gladys Davidson.

Opera America.
National Opera Teacher & Educator Resource.
National Opera Association.

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.

YapTracker. Find and track opera auditions. Membership required.
AuditionsPlus. “Singing jobs and opportunities.”
More Music Career Resources

OperaWorks.org. Workshops in artistry and career development.

Giving a Semi-Hearty Cheer for Semi-Staged Opera.” The NY Times, June 2014.

Choral Resources

Free choral scores from the IMSLP.

Choral Music at Sheet Music Plus. Vast selection.
ChoralWiki. The Choral Public Domain Library. Scores, texts, translations, etc.
Musica International. “The Virtual Choral Library.”

American Choral Directors Association.
ChoralNet.org.
ChoralNet Resource Archive.

Chorus America.
Choristers Guild FAQ. Tips for leaders of children’s choirs.

Choral Repertoire, by Dennis Shrock (Oxford 2009, new ed., 800 pages).

The Choral Warm-Up Collection, by Sally Albrecht (Alfred, 2003). “167 favorite warm-ups contributed by 51 choral directors.”
Prescriptions for Choral Excellence, by Emmons & Chase (Oxford, 2006).

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.

Why I joined a choir (and why it’s the best),” The Globe and Mail (March 2014)
British Choirs on the Net. Extensive listings and resources.

General Resources for Singers

Free scores from the IMSLP.
ArtSongCentral.com. “Free sheet music for singers and voice teachers.”

Online Music Scores. Links to diverse resources via MusiciansWay.com.
Sheet Music Plus. Vast selection; low prices.

Online scores – songs. From the Indiana University Library.
ClassicalVocalRep.com. Large collection, excellent service.

MusicTeachersHelper.com. Create a voice teaching studio website in minutes, accept credit card payments, and more. Free trial.

The Aria Database.
LiederNet Archive. Texts and translations.

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.

VoiceCouncil.com. “Practical insight for the emerging vocalist.” Pop oriented.
SingWise.com. Information about vocal technique by Karyn O’Connor.
Articles for Singers, from Vocal Process.

Vocalist.org. A list-serve primarily for classical singers.
Vocalist.org.uk. Resources for all styles of vocalists.

Classical Singer magazine. Articles, links, resources, tips, forums.

Vocal repertoire compiled by Thea van der Putten, with links to fact sheets.

The African American Art Song Alliance.

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.

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