What do you do when you’re sick on your audition tour? Make the most of it and enjoy the culture! Even though Susan was battling a cold on week ten of her audition tour, she worked through it and decided to be a tourist. Susan travelled to Dresden and even met up with GVAI’s founder, Christine! They had the chance to attend a concert, eat some delectable German food, and visit a Weihnachtsmarkt.
Susan has spent just over two months auditioning in Germany. Though her German language skills are pretty stellar and she can find her way in a foreign city like a pro, she still sometimes has those difficult moments. Every singer is bound to experience a bad audition at least once in their life. If we are being really honest, they are bound to experience several. However, those who succeed are the ones who keep auditioning even after they have those bad days. Read on to see how Susan handles a bad audition experience like the successful singer she is.
If you've been following Susan's German Audition Tour blog, you know that she is well into her journey! This week, Susan tries all the bratwursts in lieu of Thanksgiving, visits Christ Kindl Markets on Black Friday, and muses on how this audition tour has allowed her to work even harder on her music career. It's amazing the progress you make when the only thing you have to focus on is music. All that practicing will come in handy at Susan's upcoming auditions!
After many tough moments, Susan has hit a turning point! She’s survived rejection and is thriving with inspiration from coachings. A special coach, Kaito, has reminded her of some very important music study techniques and now Susan is truly feeling powerful! Not to mention, Susan gets to visit her dream city of Munich in this week’s audition tour blog.
A career in the arts is one of the hardest careers you can enter into. No matter how good you are and how hard you work, there is no guarantee of a successful career. A former GVAI singer, Susan, is currently pursuing her opera career in Germany. We’ve been following her story every week on our blog. This week on her audition tour, Susan both wrestles with rejection and seeks out inspiration. Like the champ she is, she uses her rejection as a motivator!
If you’ve been following Susan’s audition tour (see her last blog here), you know that last week was a rough week for her. But, sometimes seven days can turn your whole world around! This week, Susan is back with a vengeance, ready to take on the world! Or at least take on the opera world. Read on to see what Susan has been up to this week and what her plans are for her music and upcoming auditions.
One month on tour - On Heimweh and cultural differences
Susan has been away from home on her audition tour for almost a month. Though this is arguably one of the most exciting times in her life, this is also one of the toughest. Susan is struggling with a touch of homesickness. But, she has accomplished so much in such a short time! Auditions, coachings, networking with agents… you go girl! Read on to see what Susan is up to now, including singing, being a tourist, and attending Halloween celebrations.
Susan is hitting the ground running with her auditions! In week three of her audition tour, she has already made connections with and taken lessons with two German coaches. It’s not all frolics and roses. To be a professional singer takes true grit. Sometimes, all you need is a good conversation with your dad and some good German chocolate to remind yourself to get back on the horse. Read on to see what she has learned about the audition process and herself through these lessons.
My first (and second!) beer in Germany!
We are already at week two of Susan’s audition tour and she has finally had a chance to do some sightseeing! Walking around Berlin, she seems to run into one historical site after another. Along with experiencing the German culture, sightseeing is certainly like stepping into the pages of a history book. And Berlin is definitely not short on history! Read on to hear about her discoveries, plus a new opera audition opportunity.
Audition tour in Germany week 1: Willkommen in Berlin, Susan!
In case you are new to the blog, we are following Susan on her first audition tour to Germany! Susan has officially arrived in Berlin. Just like any trip to a foreign country, her first couple of days there were overwhelming to say the least. Even if you are someone who has been travelling or practicing speaking foreign languages since you were little, it can still be incredibly daunting to step foot on foreign soil and hear nothing in your native language. But, with a bit of help from her friends, some pastries, and a big coat, she made it through her very first audition in Germany!
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GVAI's Summer Opera Program 2018 will be the Magic Flute again. Details will be announced in the near future. Enjoy pictures of the last program here.