10 NYSSMA VOCAL TIPs That will get you that HIGH SCORE! PLUS FESTIVAL DAY LIST!

NYSSMA NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION These are SOLO VOCAL tips but can apply to all NYSSMA testing, as well as College Auditions. What is NYSSMA? According to their website: “NYSSMA sponsors approximately 145 solo & small ensemble and major ensemble festivals in New York State each spring. At solo and small ensemble festivals, students are given a performance evaluation that involves playing a graded solo from the NYSSMA Manual and sight reading. If a student is playing an instrument, scales are involved. The sooner you can start, the…

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Sore Throat Remedies for Singers, and Everybody Else.

Sore Throat Remedies for Singers ( OR anyone!) One of the most annoying banes a singer can experience is a sore throat. Regardless of the source whether from a cold or overuse-it gets in the way of what we love to do most-sing. The two remedies that have helped me time and time again have been Fresh Pineapple and Ginger Tea. If you want to see results and be able to sing or speak try these: FRESH PINEAPPLE Fresh pineapple contains enzyme Bromelain. Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory with analgesic…

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Chantel Martin-Nominated TWICE for LEADS!

Being a professional dancer, I have performed for many people in many different venues, so the public display of my talents wasn’t new to me. Before I met Miss Terry, I wasn’t a public singer. I never sang in front of anyone, not even my family. I had been dancing for nine years when I finally came across Terry’s website after years of searching. I never had any lessons prior to her, so I was nervous to meet her because of her experience. Finally, when I went to meet her,…

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