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ES031 What Is Your Place in Singing w/ Nancy Bos

Every Sing

Release Date: 02/26/2018

Casper Babypants Strikes Again ES060 show art Casper Babypants Strikes Again ES060

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Chris Ballew - aka Casper Babypants and lead singer of the band Presidents of the USA - gave us so many great takeaways about why we sing, in his interview in Jan 2018 - almost 3 years ago. I had to bring it back to your attention. You'll be inspired by the deep messages about Chris's journey from the top of the industry in PUSA to becoming a children's singer.

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Tears and Vulnerability with Lisa Horst Clark ES059 show art Tears and Vulnerability with Lisa Horst Clark ES059

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In this episode we begin to look at the pros and cons of vulnerability for the singer/performer and for the audience. Lisa advises us, preach from your scars, not from your wounds.

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Facing Denial About Singing ES058 show art Facing Denial About Singing ES058

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Is it possible that society's denial of singing is perhaps based in individual's fears around their own singing! It is easier to act like singing isn't important than to face the fears that most of us have around singing.

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Singing is Healing with Constanza Roeder ES057 show art Singing is Healing with Constanza Roeder ES057

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Constanza Roeder came back for a 2nd time to share the incredible value of singing for healing. (hear her full story in Ep. 41)

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Can Menopause Affect the Singing Voice ES056 show art Can Menopause Affect the Singing Voice ES056

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During the menopausal transition, which can start ten years before menopause and last for several more years after, there will be times when hormones fluctuate substantially from day to day. The voice, unfortunately, can seem unreliable and unpredictable because of the hormone roller coaster.

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Sing for Life with Jeanne Kelly ES054 show art Sing for Life with Jeanne Kelly ES054

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Jeanne Kelly feels so strongly about her favorite thing to say, "sing for life," that she founded the non-profit Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The main emphasis of the organization is choirs for 55+ year olds from 28 different states. Encore Choirs understand the benefits of singing for each person, and helps seniors sing, through non-auditioned ensembles.

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Choir Go Forth and UnMute ES053 show art Choir Go Forth and UnMute ES053

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Singers can't meet. We are in the middle of a pandemic of an airborne virus. But choirs are essential. So how can we keep singing.

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Singing is Essential with Dr. Lynne Gackle ES052 show art Singing is Essential with Dr. Lynne Gackle ES052

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Dr. Lynne Gackle is President of the American Choral Directors Association, author of the book Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice: An Exploration of the Physiological, Psychological, and Musical Developments of Female Students, and Director of choral activities Baylor University.

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Why Singing is More Than Performing ES055 show art Why Singing is More Than Performing ES055

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According Lynn Helding in her book, The Musician’s Mind, “One of the best techniques shown to sustain motivation and keep attention on track is goal-setting, the conscious act of listing one or several goals that one wishes to reach. On the surface, it can look like giving performances is the main goal of singers. I propose, however, that the performance is way down the list of goals for all singers. There are so many other reasons why a singer sings, and sometimes performing doesn’t even factor in.

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Why We Sing ES051 show art Why We Sing ES051

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In this episode of Every Sing podcast, Nancy discusses why we sing, the reason that singing is not the same as performing, who singers are, and asks the question, "Why don't we sing more."

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In Every Sing I talk to people who devote their lives to singers and singing, from the performers themselves to anyone who works behind the scenes in singing related fields. In Every Sing, we explore a wide variety of career options and passions. If you are looking for a way to make a career around singing, or to find inspiration for your own journey, you will find it here.  If you are new to this podcast, check out the back episodes. You’ll find interviews with famous singers, giants in the field of voice science and voice pedagogy, a peak performance coach, audio engineer, event producer and more.

And today’s episode is a lot different than others. Today I am going solo talking about lessons learned from the amazing people I’ve gotten to talk with in the first 30 episodes of Every Sing, combined with my own perspective on careers around singing.
 
First I want to give a shout out to my listeners around the world! You probably guessed I’m in the US - or maybe I’ve made it obvious that I’m in Seattle. There are hundreds of listeners in the Us and there are dozens of listeners in Canada. But I want to give shout out to the listeners in the places I didn’t expect; Chile, Peru, Ghana, South Africa, Ireland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Austria, the UAE, Iran!, China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, South Korea, Plus there’s more I’m not naming! and New Zeland. New Zeland! You have an especially strong presence!  Thanks for finding me!
 
If you have Facebook in your country, please connect with me there through Every Sing Podcast. If not, email me at [email protected]
 
Finally, before I get started on this episode, there is one listener I want to call out - who ever is listening in Hunedoara, Romania, I’m excited! I will be in Sibiu, Romania in September and I would LOVE to connect. 
 
If anyone else wants to connect - especially if you want me to travel to your place - I’m all ears! I love to travel, to share my passion for this field, and I’m a really human who loves to connect with other real humans!
 
Alright, lets get started on this topic. 
 
I want to talk to you about singing, singing related careers, and a mindset for singers. 
 
Coming from a place of being a singer who’s personality type does not fit the goals and requirements of living the life of a performer
 
Coming from a place of teaching hundreds of people who loved to sing and didn’t know where their place is in singing
 
Coming from a place of watching a gen  eration of my students go from hopeful, would-be professional singers as teen agers, to sometimes completely disparate careers, and sometimes professional careers.
 
Coming from a place of a podcaster who is talking to other singers about their careers.
 
About singing, the first question is, what’s the point - why do we sing and what do we expect will happen when we sing.
 
About singing related careers - this is where my curiosity is leading me these days.
For this section, I reference my book, The Teen Girl’s Singing Guide, available on Amazon.
 
And finally, a mindset for singers
 
I want to share so fun news - I was accepted as a member of the recording academy today. That’s the group that hosts the Grammy’s. But even more than that, they support education, especially careers for musicians. So you can imagine, I’m pretty excited about how I can contribute to the work they are doing.
 
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