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As I prepare for each new academic year, I woefully look at my tried-and-true-yet-boring-to-me roster of warm-ups. I don’t think I’m the only one. Voice teachers are always looking for the Holy Grail of warm-ups – that warm-up that will help a student free up their voice, get their breath more engaged, get them more in the mask… you name it.
Each year I try to add new warm-ups to my repertoire, sometimes cycling old ones out. Last year, I discovered a great book of warm-ups from the 1940‘s at the New York Library for the Performing Arts. This summer, I received some great pop/rock warm-ups at the International Congress of Voice Teachers courtesy of Swedish contemporary music guru Daniel Zannger Borch. I also met Australia musical director Luke Hunter and…
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