By The Sybaritic Singer
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Let me be your diva sidekick when it comes to staying focused and extra sparkly in your singing career. Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and high art creative professionals live their best lives. Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer blog. Did you feel like you simply ran out of time during studio class to talk about some of the necessary business elements of your career? Do not despair, divas! This podcast is meant for you!
||CleanEpisode 20: Outcomes, Not (Mindless) Activities||"Performance begins with focusing on outcomes instead of activities. In my experience, most people do the reverse. They concentrate their efforts on the pursuit of activities instead of outcomes." Tired of the relentless busy-ness of being a musician? L||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Everyone Performs||Today, we’re relying on the wisdom of Barbara Townley and Nic Beech in their book “Managing Creativity: Exploring the Paradox.” This episode covers topics such as audience building in opera and new music, collaborative creativity, creative placema||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Get a lay of the land||In this we’re taking a different approach. It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a new episode and I want to tell you about that. Then, we’re going to rely on the wisdom of Ellen Highstein and her book “Making Music in Looking Glass Land||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: How To Change The World Through Classical Music - Part II||I’m attempting to answer one of my own big questions, “How Do You Change The World Through Classical Music?” Yes. It’s a hefty topic. I have had this nagging feeling that I need to devote some of my attention to how my art can be a force for goo||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: How To Change The World Through Classical Music||In this episode, I’m attempting to answer one of my own big questions, “How Do You Change The World Through Classical Music?”||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: What Are Your Diva Metrics?||In this 15th episode, I’m answering a listener question! Mary, who goes by the artist name Alarke, asked me, “What metrics do you use to monitor your growth and how often do you check them? Do you outsource help?"||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Brand Yourself - Personal Branding for Divas||Personal branding is important for singers because you are your own business. In this episode, we'll go over some activities that you can do to understand your personal brand better.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Build A Diva||Your digital press kit (often also called an electronic press kit or EPK) is meant to collate important information about you as a singer for presenters, applications, and media professionals.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Make It Rain: Your Network = Your Net Worth||In this 12th episode, we’re going back to my “Rainmaker’s Guide to Music Business” lecture and diving into the network portion.||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Goal Setting for Your Diva Life||Goal setting is all about milestones. Let's discover where you are and what's left to tackle.||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Leveling Up - Diva Style||This episode comes from a music business lecture I do called "Make It Rain" and it covers the different stages of your creative career.||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Your Practice Plan||In this 9th episode, I’m gonna take a little different path. I’m going to just talk about some things that I’ve been mentioning in the studio. I work with singers of all different ages and abilities and motivation and practicing are universal.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Kicking Perfectionism to the Curb||In this episode, I want to talk about the dangers of perfectionism. Perfectionism can manifest in a couple of ways and we’re going to talk about over-doing and under-doing as a couple of things to watch out for as well as how to accept both failure an||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Post-Show Schmooze||Get your post-show schmooze on, divas, with this quick and fun punchlist! This Studio Class episode helps you decipher what an audience member or performer can do to up their schmoozing game directly after a performance.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Create Your Singing Team||You have heard it said before, “it takes a village.” The simple truth in that statement is that we are only one person and have only 24 hours in a day. When we combine a reliable and skilled team of people the effort can be exponentially broadened.||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Audition is Never Over!||Observe and learn from those that you find the most charismatic. You do not have to mimic their actions, speaking-style, or look. Simply identify what it is you find most engaging about them and see how you could apply that technique to your own life.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Audition Like You Mean It!||If you are one of those poor souls who dreads auditions (as many of us do) make preparation your ally against all anxiety. Auditioning is truly a separate art form than singing or stage performance and it is the place where divas are made. If you can au||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Take the Leap!||Be the most successful and happy version of yourself and you will be a light and empower those around you. Let’s talk about self permission and your singing career.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Wobble & Be Brave||I want to see you be brave! This is all about looking fear and trepidation in the face and saying, "I can do this." Your goal for today is "act now."||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: What's a Diva Audit?||A good business, whatever its size, must keep good records to measure performance. As your star rises, it is important to take stock of where you are and the goals you have accomplished along the way. Studio Class, like 29 Days to Diva, is all about lit||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart, Entertaining, and Real
This podcast is terrific! Real world business thinking for real world musicians. Not a singer? Substitute whatever you do for 'singer' and it works every time. It's about developing yourself as Your Brand... not someone else's idea of a musician. Love it!
Every episode is a home run!
The Sybaritic Singer is brilliantly insightful. This podcast is helpful for any musician, not only singers.
Smart and Savvy!
This is a great podcast for singers to start thinking critically about how they use their practice time and get to work on crafting the career they want! Smart and savvy and always useful!