Clearing Up Throat-Clearing

“Don’t clear your throat—it’s bad for your voice.” Every serious voice user hears this advice. But what can you do, when your throat tickles or drips or you’re nervous about a show? How can you resist? The urge to clear your throat can arise for several reasons, most of them false-alarms. Here are some tips […]

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How Does The Affordable Care Act Help Voice Professionals?

Research shows that performing artists are less likely to trust medical care than the average person. Singers, outside of the classical world, tend to seek less medical care for their voices than for other routine health problems. How much are these disconnections linked to the fear that appropriate care isn’t available or affordable? Now that […]

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Why Athletes Don’t Do Tech-Week

The heightened vocal demands of classic drama, choral singing, musical theater, and opera are sometimes referred to as “vocal athletics.” But if vocal performers were truly treated like athletes, final rehearsal schedules might turn upside down. Rather than accelerating to opening night, athletes in endurance sports typically rest more and workout less as the Big […]

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