Communication: The Key to Getting Ahead in the Vocal Music World

Communication: The Key to Getting Ahead in the Vocal Music World by Elena Greco March 22, 2016 Vocal technique, performance skills, summer programs, young artist programs, networking—all are important in furthering a vocal career.  But there is another important piece that is too often neglected—one that can make or break a career—and that is communication. Communication is the currency with…

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Intention—Our Portal to Creation

Intention—Our Portal to Creation by Elena Greco The beginning of the year is the time when people are talking about their New Year’s Resolutions. The word “resolution” has the root “resolve,” so we might think that resolutions would be strong predictors of the future. Unfortunately, we would be wrong. What most people mean by “New Year’s Resolution” is more wishful…

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Free and Easy Marketing: Mutual Promotion

Free and Easy Marketing: Mutual Promotion by Elena Greco November 9, 2015 Promotion in the arts is radically different than it was a few years ago.  There are many great ways to promote, some of which are expensive and some of which are not.  But there’s one way that doesn’t cost a cent:  mutual promotion. One way we can use mutual promotion…

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The Psychology of Performance

The Psychology of Performance by Elena Greco Published in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201511/the-psychology-performance Also published in CLASSICAL SINGER as “Overcoming Performance Anxiety” https://www.csmusic.net/content/articles/overcoming-performance-anxiety November 9, 2015 Like many performers, I started off my singing career with severe stage fright.  I never let it stop me – the inner drive to perform and make music was too strong – but it did…

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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones by Elena Greco Credit: Blaze Press April 9, 2015 We need to communicate with others. It seems obvious, doesn’t it? In order to come to agreement about pressing issues, in order to create positive change in our world, we have to have a dialogue—with friends, with enemies, with other political parties, with other countries. I have to…

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Simple, Everyday Actions That Support Mental Health

Simple, Everyday Actions That Support Mental Health by Elena Greco Published in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY and on MEDIUM (This article was presented as a part of the KALEIDOSCOPE™ concert, a concert in the CONCERTS FOR HEALING™ series.) May 2015 What exactly is “mental health”?  Life is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of feelings and experiences!  No one is happy all the time, just as no one…

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