A Few Local Vocal Performing Groups
Opera Theatre of the Rockies… where the stars first shine – Colorado Springs’ very own opera company
University of Iowa’s Voice Academy – An excellent online resource designed to help teachers understand and healthily use their voices, but great for singers to learn from too! Remember that healthy speaking voices are necessary for healthy singing voices!
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music – A lot of the music we sing is old and out of copyright. See if you can find some fun, new-to-you pieces here for free!
Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive – THE site for texts and translations of songs
SongHelix – University of Utah’s search engine for finding songs by composer, range, language, poet, topic, composer’s gender, poet’s race, and so many more options!
The Aria Database – Search by opera, composer, language, voice type, fach, range, role, and more. See synopses, texts, and translations.
IPA Source – A great source for phonetic transcriptions of classical pieces in various languages. Fees per piece or free with paid membership.
Art Song Finder – A new database for finding repertoire based on language, range, difficulty, etc. Gives very useful information about the style and challenges of each song.
Basic Copyright Information for Musicians – What is fair use? When can I copy music? Etc.
Wolf Trap Audition Resources – Find out which audition arias are most sung and tips on preparing for auditions mentally, physically, and psychologically.
FachMe – Know a role that sits perfectly in your voice? Try out some of these suggestions on other roles for your fach (operatic voice type).
How to Practice Effectively – Links to a variety of great articles on practice. Practice makes permanent!
Male and Female Voice Issues – Note the hormonal considerations for women!
Opera America – Useful resources and feedback for singers entering the opera world.
Schmopera-A vibrant and light-hearted e-magazine featuring articles from many contributors actively involved in the opera and classical music industry. A lot of great interviews for developing singers looking at careers.
Boston Singers’ Resource – Some excellent articles on singing, music as a career, copyright law for singer, etc.
P.D.Q. Bach– Classical Music comedy featuring Bach’s least-famous (and possibly fictitious) son
New York Philharmonic Kids Zone – Games
Looking for sheet music? See your local store or go online to Sheet Music Plus. They are reputable, helpful, and have some of the best selection out there!