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17: How To Change The World Through Classical Music - Part II
Aug 27, 2017 • 25 min
Join me for the second part of our “Change the World” music project episode! In our last episode we started discussing: 1) How can music influence the body to support fitness and rehabilitation? 2) How can music motivate the mind to promote academic…
16: How To Change The World Through Classical Music
Aug 20, 2017 • 19 min
Yes. It’s a hefty topic. With the world events going on at the moment, I have had this nagging feeling that I need to devote some of my attention to how my art can be a force for good. Divas, not only do I want to help you make it rain in your business…
15: What Are Your Diva Metrics?
Aug 13, 2017 • 25 min
As Annie Dillard wrote in her incredible book The Writing Life, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour and with that one, is what we are doing.” In this episode we go over: My 10 Minute Meeting Formula My…
14: Brand Yourself - Personal Branding for Divas
Aug 6, 2017 • 27 min
Personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands — the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others about an individual. In this episode, we'll go over the "Branding in…
13: Build A Diva
Jul 30, 2017 • 27 min
The opera field is fiercely competitive. It has been and will continue to become more competitive. Fact. Your electronic press kit (EPK) is a first impression in many cases. It is imperative to frame your accomplishments in a way that will read clearly,…
12: Make It Rain: Your Network = Your Net Worth
Apr 2, 2017 • 25 min
Divas, I’m curious, what areas of networking feel great to you and which ones feel less than great? Help me zero in on the pointers you need in your best diva life. Hit me up on twitter - I’m @mezzoihnen
11: Goal Setting for Your Diva Life
Mar 19, 2017 • 16 min
This is a shorter podcast episode but you should plan to take time by yourself to complete the exercise after listening. This is a 15-25 minute activity - without taking time here you can go to as many business of music classes as your heart desires but…
10: Leveling Up - Diva Style
Mar 12, 2017 • 49 min
Are you a generalist, specialist, expert, or authority in your corner of the musical world? Not sure? I've invited my first guest, Rebecca Ihnen (yep, she's my youngest sister), on to talk about the different levels of your creative career and how to…
9: Your Practice Plan
Feb 26, 2017 • 34 min
What's the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation when it comes to singing? How can we use the ritual of setting intentions before our practice sessions to have more agency in our development as singers? In this episode, I outline 12 points…
8: Kicking Perfectionism to the Curb
Feb 19, 2017 • 17 min
The praise and recognition of your talents are not achieved by deception, a congenial personality, or simple good luck. Divas, for our Studio Class assignment for this week, I want to you to prepare yourself for success. Show Notes: Great Pretenders:…
7: The Post-Show Schmooze
Feb 12, 2017 • 19 min
Greet the audience members with warmth and appreciation. These people took the time and effort to attend your concert. Be gracious. Remember » This is not a time to analyze your performance nor dismiss their congratulations for you. Accept their…
6: Create Your Singing Team
Feb 5, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s Studio Class assignment: create a singing team. Gertrude Stein, during her salon years in Paris, cultivated a entourage of thought leaders. She was inspired by them, encouraged by them, and motivated by them. She may not have thought of them as…
5: The Audition is Never Over!
Jan 29, 2017 • 26 min
Charisma and confidence create allure. It is the sense of being drawn to another person. Allure isn’t solely based on exquisite features or a superior IQ. Those both help of course – no one is going to deny that Jonas Kaufman’s good looks make him more…
4: Audition Like You Mean It!
Jan 22, 2017 • 24 min
The most sublime comment I have ever heard from an audition panel was, “Wow. She really came to play…” Simply put, the audition is the best of your preparation actualized. The better the preparation – the better the audition. It is in your best interest…
3: Take the Leap!
Jan 15, 2017 • 24 min
29 Days to Diva and this Studio Class podcast are all about encouraging you to take control of your career and be proactive. If there is something that you have been waiting to do or have been procrastinating, now is the time to carpe the freakin’ diem.…
2: Wobble & Be Brave
Jan 8, 2017 • 15 min
The avoidance of what we fear, however, is exactly the same. Human beings fear rejection. Biologically wired with a longing to belong, we fear being seen in a critical way. We will actively avoid situations in which we feel the potential to be rejected.…
1: What’s a Diva Audit?
Jan 1, 2017 • 22 min
It is the first day of January and you may be realizing that things are often easier said than done. In that first blush of 2016, many of us made those hastily scribbled lists of things that we would certainly accomplish this time around. Now, you may, or…