Thank you to so many of you who replied to my message to state your commitment to Vocalise and the excellence it stands for. If you mean to perform in the concerts but haven’t yet written to me, read my direct email from April 25th and make your intention clear.
On Monday, May 1st, we begin our two-week concert stretch. These are intense times — vocally, physically and mentally. Please, make sure to stick with the great habits that help professional musicians to stay healthy and calm during performance weeks:
Hydration Drink plenty of warm herbal teas (avoid cold, carbonated, caffeinated drinks)
Hygiene Wash your hands even more often, use nasal rinse (neti pot) to keep passages
Clean and moist; use a humidifier at night (if you have one)
Rest You must get enough sleep every day or your voice won’t work.
“Nuff said, no discussion.
Healing Meditate no less than 15 min a day; follow with a minimum of 10 min of yoga/qi
gong flow every day
Planning Plan every day to include focused and deep practice of your music and a good
vocal warm up; write down what you intend to practice and when. Your phone
must be in a different room at the time of your practice to avoid distraction.
Action Items/Expectations: all singers should be able to put a checkmark next to the items below.
Additional Announcements and Reminders:
Only a portion of the pieces are covered below. All singers must practice all pieces each week. Refer to previous blogs for details.
Past Life Melodies
This We Know