If you are a singer, you must also be a business person! You are the face of your company! You are your entire company and without you, your company would not exist! For today’s blog, you will learn some of the best networking practices as a singer AND as a business person. Our next blog post will focus more on singing with an interview with a true Queen of the Night, the wonderful Greek Soprano Christina Poulitsi (Stay tuned!), but for now, let’s get down to business.
If you’ve ever gone to a competition, convention or event, it can be scary to try to talk with groups of people you have never met. Furthermore, if you are there to network and make connections, the stakes can be that much higher, making you that much more nervous. Here are a few best practices to make sure you maximize your networking experience.
I am sure many of you already signed up for the CS singer music convention in Chicago over Memorial day weekend. Maybe some of you won the regional auditions and will compete at the convention in the finals, or you will take the chance to learn from experts in your field in some of the 100+ convention classes. It will be an exciting event that will propel you forward in your career. To prepare you best for the convention or any event that you will attend in the future, learn from Anikka’s blog today. Here it is:
I am very excited to introduce Anikka Abbott to you today. Anikka is a soprano, blogger, and a wonderful person. I'm sure you would like her if you met her in person. Anikka sang the role of Papagena in our July 2016 production of The Magic Flute. She graduated summa cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance.
We at GVAI are very honored that Anikka will write for GVAI's blog from today on to help you to learn everything you need to know about singing, the German language, German culture, the opera business, and life in Germany. Watch our website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts for new blog posts every Tuesday and make sure you leave a comment about what you want to read about.
Here is your chance to get to know Anikka:
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Most blog posts from June 2017 - June 2018 were written by GVAI's blogger Anikka Abbott who has just started her journalism studies. We already miss her. Learn more about her here or connect with her on Facebook.
Hello, I am Christine, the director of GVAI, a passionate singer, German diction, voice and performance coach. I love music, singing and dancing. Life is an exciting journey and I invite you to walk with me....