The Key of … Perfection

The Key of … Perfection by Elena Greco March 20, 2018 Transitioning for a singer from a student to a professional requires adjustments. One of the major differences I stumbled upon after moving from college to professional singing was that I had choices. In school, everything was decided for me, from my repertoire to the key in which I sang…

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Full Voice

Full Voice by Elena Greco August 13, 2017 As I prepare for the first two interviews tomorrow in the EGMP Interviews Part 2, I recall the filming of the four interviews of Part 1. It was on the day I lost my voice. I remember this with a mixture of regret, grief, gratitude and hope. It was February 2. I’d…

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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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On Singing: My Philosophy of Teaching Voice

On Singing: My Philosophy of Teaching Voice by Elena Greco February 5, 2016 Being a singer poses demands that no other professional has to face. With an instrument that is both organic and sentient, there are unique challenges. Also, like acting, singing is a profession fraught with rejection. And in modern times, it is very much a business, and the…

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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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THE MUSIC SALON™-2015 December

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Accompanist:  Lucas Barkley Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! To reserve your place, contact Elena Greco at the Salon form (preferred) OR you can write to Elena at egreco@elenagreco.com by 2:00 pm Sunday, November 29. Come join us for a…

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THE MUSIC SALON™-2015 November

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Accompanist:  Lucas Barkley Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Come join us for a great time singing, noshing and networking!  We’ll have an accompanist who can read anything and is aligned with the purpose of THE MUSIC SALON™, which…

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The Music Salon™: Will It Continue?

THE MUSIC SALON™ by Elena Greco Will It Continue? July 27, 2015 Hello, Music Salon Friends. I hope you’re having a great summer so far! THE MUSIC SALON™ is in its eighth year now, and I’ve been taking an objective look at it, appreciating its value in the past, the positive contribution it has made, and considering its place in…

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MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™-2015 October

MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Cost: $20* * Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Sign up at egreco@elenagreco.com MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ (offered this month through THE MUSIC SALON™) is a workshop exploring the Art of Meditation geared specifically for Creative Artists. You will come away from…

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