I love this time of the year, the temperature is absolutely perfect and it’s the beginning of a brand new school year. It’s a time to discover and try new things, which means… Starling Voice Studio is now offering more ways to study – check them out on the new website!
Two weeks ago, I started my third year teaching at CAP21 with Molloy College. At the same time, through this studio, I launched SVS Academy, a three-month, private voice lesson program, similar to the course I teach with Molloy. Many of my clients were craving a more thorough voice lesson experience – with three months of consistent weekly voice lessons, clients are able to set goals and achieve them with ease. With SVS Academy, there is an overall discount in the individual lesson price and there is no penalty for missed lessons.
With every semester, I have to assign my students new music to work on. Personally, I always try to discover new repertoire that I have never heard of, or have worked on before. So far this fall, my quest has been all about BIPOC and women composers.Through the wonderful world of the internet, I was able to find some gems. This is by no means a complete list, but here are some of the contemporary musical theatre songs that I really enjoyed:
“Fly” from Barcelona by Jason Ma & Christine Toy Johnson
“Demand A Rainbow” by Emily Chiu
“Ordinary” from Little Miss Perfect Sequel by Joriah Kwame
“Annie O.” from Letters to the President by Rona Siddiqui
(sung by the amazing Kuhoo Verma)
“A Little Part Of Everyday” from The View From Here by Timothy Huang
What songs in this category do you love? Who are some composers you can’t get enough of?
Want to find new repertoire, but unsure of where to start?
Check out this “Find Your Own Repertoire” blog post from a couple of years ago.
Like what you see or want to learn more?