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I promised a list. “What We Listen For”. As if it were really quantifiable. But because most auditors (Thomas and I included) are also teachers and coaches, it’s necessary to try to articulate some goals. Bear with me here; I’m going to give you a laundry list that’s modeled on one by actor and coach

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati probably wouldn’t occur to most people as an obligatory stop on a national talent search. But we come here every year. It’s a great place for us to become acquainted with developing talent because we’re introduced to many wonderful singers from the great training programs at CCM and Indiana University. A few really riveting

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Now the fun begins. 50-60 solid hours of arias in 7 cities over the next 17 days.By last weekend we had 580 applicants. And we only have room to hear about 350 singers in audition. Simple mathematics. 30 singers per day is pretty much all we can hear and still remain coherent. The judgment calls

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