Vocal Hygiene- Habits for a Healthy Voice
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Austin Vitaliano and Jordan Reynolds
2y ago
In this week’s episode, we are covering the topic of vocal maintenance and hygiene; how we practice healthy habits to preserve our voice. Why does this matter? Vocal health is a topic that stands out for its universal importance.  Just like brushing and flossing or putting on sunscreen, beginning or refining a habit of healthy vocal practices is the first step to preserving a strong and robust voice throughout your life.  Change.org - End Application and Audition Fees for Opera Singers (Follow Link Here): https://bit.ly/2BtLE5a  The Holistic Voice Podcast is a free resource cre ..read more
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Jacob Khalil: Getting the Gig
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
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2y ago
This week we met with Jacob Khalil, a gigging musician based in New York City. Jacob has performed all over the US, starting with a regular gig at the Salt Lake City Airport, and now flies all over to perform wedding gigs and regular restaurant gigs in New York City. Jacob has some great advice about hustling while avoiding burnout. Check out his music here! We are a proud member of the NATSCAST network! Visit to find other high quality podcasts on all things voice and teaching singing.  Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/theholisticvoice) Support the show (http://www.patreon.com ..read more
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Vocal Technique and Artistry in Performance
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Jordan Reynolds and Austin Vitaliano
2y ago
How do you think about vocal technique and your artistry during performance? What do these terms mean? What is the relationship between vocal technique and artistry? How do we stay in the moment when we are thinking about a million things at once? On this episode, Dr. Diane Reich, the Division Coordinator of Classical Voice from Brigham Young University, joins us to talk about how we can deliver compelling performances using vocal technique and making artistic choices. We discuss how you can build vocal technique to increase your ability to make artistic choices, and how to check in with your ..read more
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Arts and Numbers
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Austin Vitaliano and Jordan Reynolds
2y ago
Elaine Luttrull, CPA and Author of Arts and Numbers a financial guide for Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, And Other Members of the Creative Class, joins the show to discuss financial literacy for our vocalist community. On this episode we delve into questions like: 1.What is the difference between W-2, W-4, and 1099 forms? 2. What are standard and itemized deductions? 3. How to keep track of business expenses. 4. How much do I withhold for taxes? The Holistic Voice Podcast is a free resource created by vocalists, for vocalists. We believe a successful ..read more
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#Goals
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Jordan Reynolds and Austin Vitaliano
2y ago
Happy New Year! This episode is all about setting your 2019 vocal career goals! Don't let your 2019 goals die in February! You got this! On this episode we discuss how to set effective, attainable goals, and how to follow through! We're all great at setting goals, but identifying what it takes to get there and actually doing it may be a different story. Tell us what your goals are for this year! Social media links below. Rate & review the podcast while you're at it ;) The Holistic Voice Podcast is a free resource created by vocalists, for vocalists. We believe a successful singer needs ..read more
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Singing For New Music in Film and Musical Theater with Cindy O'Connor
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Jordan Reynolds and Austin Vitaliano
2y ago
Today our guest on the show is Cindy O'Connor, a film and musical theater composer, performer, and songwriter! She's a 2018 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Composition for the show "Once Upon a Time." She's composed multiple musical theater scores, receiving the Musical Theater Award in the Kennedy Center Festival for her musical "All That She Has." She's also provided vocals for a number of blockbuster hits including "Wreck-It Ralph" and "The Hangover." On this episode, we talk about how vocalists prepare for singing in a motion picture, how to work with composers in musical theater, tools you ..read more
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Music Degrees: Pursuing Higher Education as a Vocalist
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Austin Vitaliano and Jordan Reynolds
2y ago
The pursuit of higher education as a vocalist is an involved personal and financial investment. In this episode, Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe, Director of Choral Activities at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music and the Nashville Symphony Chorus weighs in on what you should expect out of a vocal performance degree. We discuss what you can expect as a vocalist of different singing styles, and how to think through the decision to go to college. For those that have already gone to college, or are currently college students, this is a chance to assess your own experience, and make the most of ..read more
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The Life of a Professional Singer (Featuring Rachel Willis Sørensen)
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Jordan Reynolds and Austin Vitaliano
2y ago
This week we interview Rachel WIllis Sørensen about her incredible vocal career, what it means to be an artist, and doing it all while raising a family! Rachel Willis Sørensen just finished playing the role of Donna Anna for the Metropolitan Opera production of Don Giovanni. She performs frequently worldwide, and has sung at the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro Regio di Torino. She has some incredibly useful information she shares on this episode about what it means to be an artist, and how that is connected to the way we live our lives. Rachel is an absolutely wonderful human and singer ..read more
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Belt that Mix!
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Jordan Reynolds and Austin Vitaliano
2y ago
Chelsea Wilson joins us for this episode to talk about "mix" voice and belting. Chelsea works as the vocal coach for Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock on Broadway. Some questions answered on the show: What is "mix" voice? How can I sing higher notes without straining? Do classical singers "mix?" Is there a difference between belting and using your mix? The Holistic Voice Podcast is a free resource created by vocalists, for vocalists. We believe a successful singer needs more than just a great voice. Artistic development, mental and physical health, business skills, and career opportun ..read more
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Auditions (Classical Edition)
The Holistic Voice: Navigating Your Life as a Vocalist
by Austin Vitaliano and Jordan Reynolds
2y ago
How do I find singing auditions? What do I prepare? What happens when I walk in the room? Whitney Robinson, Artist Diploma candidate at the New England Conservatory of Music joins us to talk about how to prepare for classical voice auditions, particularly when it comes to opera and classical voice auditions. This is just the first episode of an ongoing audition series, so stay tuned for more audition know how for musical theater shows, choral gigs, and more! The Holistic Voice Podcast is a free resource created by vocalists, for vocalists. We believe a successful singer needs more than just ..read more
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