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20 Questions To Ask For A Professional Show

Your group is preparing for your next performance, and I'll bet you're spending most if not all of your time learning and perfecting the notes on the page. featureimage: 

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Are We Professional?

A friend of mine recently asked me whether or not I thought he should advertise his singing group as a “professional a cappella group.”  Seems like a pretty normal question, right?  After all, everyone wants to know how they stack up these days in the music scene.  Being a “professional” means you make the big bucks, that people respect you, and that the opposite sex finds you irresistible.  The only trouble is, this friend of mine is still in high school!  The oldest member of his group is less than 20 years old.  It’s official; the world of a cappella has got

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Keeping Your Heart Connection

When singing becomes detached from its reason for existence, it no longer nourishes either the singer or the audience.   Historically, as in ‘from the dawn of time’, people have sung when emotions both good and bad grew too big for mere speech and then needed to be expressed in a form able to carry more emotional weight.  When a song becomes subordinate to a singer’s ego, when the singer doesn’t connect with either the words or dominant feeling of the song, then it’s just a whole lot of noise and no heart.  Virtuosic noise can be exciting, b