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Poster:lot_209
Date:2006-05-24 17:23
Subject:Heya
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Hi, I'm Kathleen and I live in Sydney, Australia.

I am a soprano and I am studying Music 2 (The hard music course) for my Higher School Certificate. I have a range of f, to e". I am lead first sop. in my school's auditioned choir and absolutely love choral music.

I aim to become part of Opera Australia one day.

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Poster:caitlin45
Date:2005-07-01 12:32
Subject:Perfect Pitch
Security:Public

Hi Guys!
I hope it's okay that i'm posting this hear, but since this is a singers' community, I thought some of you might be interested!
Hope it's okay that I'm promoting an LJ community here. If it's not, I'll delete it.
Thanks!
Caitlin
Do you wish you had perfect pitch? DO you know someone who does? Do you want to know more about it? Do you ever question what it's like for people who have perfect pitch, people who can pull notes out of thin air? Well, if any of these things apply to you, or you are just feeling like joining, hop on over to
perfect_pitch
and see what the fun's all about!
Hope to see you there!
XPosted

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Poster:lady_yunalesca
Date:2005-03-23 23:12
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hello all :) new to the community. i'm a second soprano in my high school's choir although my range is from e flat below middle c to second a above middle c, sometimes a b and c if i'm having a really really REALLY good day. so i'm about 4 notes short of a 3 octave range.

i joined this community because choir is my favorite class at school and it's just fun :D

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Poster:sing_for_me57
Date:2005-02-20 17:55
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Hi my name is Angie. I just joined. I am a mezzo-soprano but i sing first soprano in chorus and other stuff because all of the other girls in my chorus struggle with an F. I am in advanced music classes in my high school and recieved the lead in our spring musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I need some advice. The lead, Milly, is an alto part that hovers around a low G the whole entire musical. This part was double casted. I play it with my best friend Colleen. She is also a soprano. We have both noticed that since we have taken on this part our ranges have suffered. Our upper range is significantly lower than normal. Is this because of incorrect singing? If it is how can we fix it because I would personally like my range back to normal. I was very close to reaching a G three octaves above middle C and I am totaly back tracking lately. Please help me.

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Poster:pinkstiletto510
Date:2005-01-27 21:55
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My personal journal is now going to be 'friends-only' so feel free to add me if you like

(x-posted, sorry not sure of how to do the link thingie)

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Poster:pindar
Date:2005-01-27 13:32
Subject:Shamelessly plugging a new singer's bulletin board!
Security:Public

Last week the London Choral Studio started up a Bulletin Board on it's website. As well as a means of communicating with the choir (rehearsal info etc) there are also a number of public forums for general music interest. It's mostly aimed at choral music, but not restricted just to that.

So.....

I want you all to

1. Register and use the boards. The more traffic there is on the board and the better the "community" becomes. Over time I hope it develops a broad base readership and becomes somewhere you can discuss singnig.

2. Spread the word on your friends journals and get them to sign up and use it. Many of you on my friends list have singing as one of your interests, and a few of you are members of choirs of various types and styles. Some of you even like "opera" (whatever that's all about?), and yes, there's even a warm welcome to you too!

The URL is: www.londonchoralstudio.com/bb>

Enjoy!

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Poster:vaya___
Date:2005-01-23 20:45
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Hi, I'm Tori and new. I'm a first soprano, and my highest note is a high C. Does anyone here have any suggestions on how I can broaden my range (both up and down.) I'd like to be able to do a high D, and a D sharp below middle C. Is that crazy, or do you think it's realistic?

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Poster:someway
Date:2005-01-19 21:25
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Vocal New Year Resolutions, anyone?

Mine's to hit the grand C/D/E/F so I'm not squeeking.

~Sar

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Poster:brinavballbrat1
Date:2005-01-08 21:54
Subject:is anyone still here?...
Security:Public
Mood: sleepy

ive noticed that noone(including myself) has posted anything on here in a long while...so i thought id just say hi to everybody and hope u all are doing okay and what not...ill try to post something more worthwhile on here soon...later days<3

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Poster:galadriel210
Date:2004-11-29 12:24
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Okay ladies, are any of you having panic attacks about juries?
Does any one have any good techniques to reduce performance anxiety?
Ask me to sing a role and I'm fine, but for some reason juries kill me every year!

Must get back to memorizing...

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Poster:brinavballbrat1
Date:2004-11-17 09:00
Subject:hey
Security:Public
Mood: happy

yea so i just joined today and im very excited! i was so happy to find a community for soprano!
heres my stats:
Age:20 Sex:female Voice Range:Second Soprano Years ive been Singing:since i was like 4 or 5 so like 15 years or so.....
i sang all through high school, have been involved in all county choir, numerous musicals and school concerts...i absolutely love to sing!and i think that second sopranos kick ass! because we have that aweome voice rang...and sopranos in general kick ass too! so yea for us! i was wonderin if anyone on here knows of any choir groups or something around Elkton,Maryland.ive been trying to find a new group to sing with, if anyone has any information id appreciate it! much luv to u all!
~later days~
^3^brina^3^

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Poster:galadriel210
Date:2004-10-21 09:37
Subject:Sopranos are people, too...
Security:Public
Mood: content

Hello lovely ladies,
I found this great looking community by accident - but what a good idea!
Sometimes people are surprised that there are sopranos with integrity out there, you know?
My name is Kate, I'm a music ed (vocal concentration) major at the University of North Texas. I sing with the a capella choir. I've always excelled as a second soprano but the all-hearing director here has placed me as a first. Its more of a transition than I expected, but repertoire is lovely and its been fun so far.

Just for grins, are any of you familiar with the Mid-Winter Songs by Lauridsen?
I'm trying to grasp some of the poetry by Graves in it, and I'd love to hear your interpretations.

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Poster:burning_roses
Date:2004-09-11 21:50
Subject:*happy dance*
Security:Public
Mood:proud

School started last week for me, and my choir teacher had everyone sing for her in groups of three. When I got up there, she was testing our range (she has this typical thing she has where it goes like "see-ee-OH-oh-see", going up and down a major triad, and then going up a half-step and all that) and even though the two girls that were singing with me stopped around an A, I kept going, and I went up to a high C all by myself in front of the entire class (I would've gone until about an E-flat, but she stopped me). It sounded pretty good, too - nice and clear and loud and all that, and I hit it pretty easily, even though it was first period. Anyways, in order to grasp the shock that my teacher and classmates felt, you have to understand that until a few months ago, I was Second Alto Woman because I have good low notes, and until I started with my voice teacher Rebecca, I actually had trouble with the D on the fourth line of the staff on certain vowels (though on the right vowel, I could hit a G, sometimes). When she heard me hit that high C, she was like "OH my GOD, where did this COME from?!" and a couple sopranos in the class were yelling "DAMN, girl!" And later that day in third-period mixed choir (this all happened in first-period women's choir), she was trying to find out which sopranos could sing a low G because there was a low G in the divisi in one of our songs, and the sopranos were barely trying, and she told them, "You can't limit yourself to singing soprano at this point in your lives, the female voice is still changing at your age. I mean, Ryan M. sang for me this morning, and she can now go as high as any one of you, she absolutely knocked out a high C, and I have her on alto, so your voices CAN change at this age."

Yeah, by the way, none of this inflated my ego at all...*whistles casually* ;)

Anyways, I told her I'd sing alto if she needed me to, but Rebecca would really like it if I could sing first or second soprano, and she said she'd probably put me on second because I have good ears and I can hold a middle part pretty well (though I'm crossing my fingers for first soprano, even though I know she doesn't need any more of those). But that's just for women's choir - I'm still singing alto in the select mixed choir.

So yeah, even though I've had a soprano voice since about April, I'm actually now going to be singing soprano in a choir (even if it IS second soprano). So I'm very happy. :D Singing has been my main passion for a couple years now, and I'm finally starting to feel like I'm actually really good at it...the transition from breathy, straight-tone choir girl voice to a real SINGER voice with vibrato and everything is just so exhilarating.

So yeah, just felt like sharing that with my fellow sopranos. :D

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Poster:value_meal_2
Date:2004-09-03 05:10
Subject:First post
Security:Public
Mood: chipper

Hey guys, I'm new here, my name's Margie and I'm a second year at UC Davis... let's see... I'm a music composition major. Music is like, my LIFE, and I've been singing since before I could talk and in choir since I was five. I loooooooooove choir. Currently I'm in both the university chorus and the chamber singers, and I just graduated my church choir, Starfire Singers, which I will sorely miss. =(

Anyways. I'm some kind of soprano (I'm not really sure-- I have the range of an alto too) and I usually sing first in choir just because it's the most fun and a high B flat is my favorite note ever. I think the highest note I ever hit was the C 3 octaves above middle C, but I haven't been able to hit it in several months so I think my voice is maturing and getting lower. ='( (For the record, once I hit the A that's an octave and a third below middle C, but I think I was sick then. Normally I only have down to the D below middle C.) I guess this technically makes me a mezzo, LOL.

Anyways... soprano pride, w00t. =)

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Poster:choirdork
Date:2004-08-23 12:59
Subject:
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hey everyone. I'm new to the community.. show me some love!

My name is Meghan, I'm a 17 year old high school senior from Baton Rouge, LA, and I am a lyric Coloratura. Last year, I placed 2nd in our District Honor choir's Soprano 1 section, as well as in the State Honor choir, and first place in the state Women's honor choir. I also received superiors in the LSU Solo/Ensemble Festival. I'm hoping to write three choir pieces before I leave high school. I have already completed one - the choral version of my school's Alma mater. I have also written a solo piano piece.

I've seen a trend with the highest note everyone can sing and such, so I guess I'll be like everyone else. The highest note I can sing is the third A# above middle C. And just for fun, the lowest note I can sing is the second B below middle C.

I'm so glad I found a community for soprano singers! I really need some help finding a good solo to sing for the Christmas concert this year. I'm having a lot of difficulty finding a nice song that will show off my range. Any suggestions?

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Poster:pinkstiletto510
Date:2004-08-21 21:40
Subject:
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Mood: awake

HI gals!

I'm Ksenia (new to the group) I'm 15 year old soubrette soprano (at the moment...I'm praying to go lyric haha) Lets see the most current pieces that I'm doing at Un Moto Di Gioia from Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) and Va Godendo (Handel) My favorite singers are Renee Fleming (by far my most favorite) Kathleen Battle, Ronan Tynan and my guilty pleasure Josh Groban (i know I know his technique is icky but he's so darn cute and that makes up for it! haha) I do a lot of church soloing and choral things (though I perfer solo sooo much more) and I'm co-conducting a childrens choir at my church from sept.- next spring or so (ooooo goodness help!! its k-2nd grade ack!) hmmm thats about all I can think of to say...umm type...feel free to check out my website at www.ksenia.tk oh and I'm starting to look at colleges and I was wondering if anyone is a voice major at Indiana, UK or CCM (I'm looking for opera programs specifically) thanks!

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Poster:kimberly87
Date:2004-08-10 22:00
Subject:
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alright, question time:

used to be, when I saw sopranos jiggling their chins to create vibrato, I couldn't respect them, 'cause it just looked so fake--and I imagine, in many cases, it was. plus, I've heard other people (high school choir kids) make fun of that sort of behavior.

but now I seem to be doing the same thing, completely voluntarily--and frankly, it's embarassing.

now tell me: is this normal? or have I stepped into some weird power-of-suggestion-type world where I'm unconciously following the footsteps of a few people who sound good, but to be honest, look a little bit silly?


(just in case it is normal, before you go yelling at me for calling it fake/silly/etc, remember that I'm engaging in the same type of behavior)


thanks in advance for any answers!

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Poster:bubbafly
Date:2004-07-26 00:31
Subject:
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hey guys.

i sing soprano for the mt. san antonio college chamber singers in walnut, california. from july 2-15 we were in italy, for the purpose of representing the us in the grand prix europeen, which is like the olympics of choral singing. we kicked ass, and although the crowd was screaming for us (unusual for choral audiences) we didnt win the judges, but you can see our video at

http://www.gpeuropa.com/gpe/gpe2004/gpe2004_songs_video.htm

the choir who won was the Rigas Jauniesu Koris Kamer, who is right above us.

in video one, we are singing "sleep" by eric whitacre and in video 2 we are singing "sensemaya" by sid robinovich (sp?)

the only other piece i was familiar with is the "ave maris stella" by trond kverno which is both videos by the norwegian choir.

funny fact- both us and the norwegian choir sang "super flumina babylonis" by g. p. di Palestrina but the sopranos in the norwegian choir came in early on one of their entrances "dum recor daremur tui sion"

amazing experience. we got to go there because we won the grand prix in varna in 2003.

i just wanted to share how much singing has changed my life, and i love it so much, its great to have a place to share my love for singing with you guys (yeah first sopranos!!!) seconds are cool too!

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Poster:tinfoil_dreams
Date:2004-06-27 15:17
Subject:hi!
Security:Public
Mood: aggravated

Hi guys!

I have a problem! I am doing Bye Bye Birdie at school in the summer and I have to do harmony in a trio. I cannot harmonize! ::Looks away in shame:: I try really hard to get it, but I always drift to the melody! Any suggestions from the rest of you fantastic singers out there?

<3

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Poster:guardainangel16
Date:2004-06-10 00:51
Subject:hi!
Security:Public
Mood: ecstatic

Hi I just joined this community I think it's awesome that there is a community for sopranos of all sorts!

Name: Shiko
Age: 17
2nd soprano

I'm the in the Intermediate women’s choir at Woodstock High School, going on as a senior hehe. I've been in choirs my whole life and in this particular group for two years.

I love music, all kinds, I don't really think I dislike any type it's always great to discover something new. My passion for the music has really increased in the last 3 years. I am fortunate to have a director who really has a passion for what he does.

I can't wait to get to know everyone!

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