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Claudia Friedlander
New York City
Revolutionizing vocal technique with timeless wisdom
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Whether you are studying privately or within the context of a degree program, selecting a studio teacher is among the most impactful decisions you will make about your vocal development. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at The Liberated Voice
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When you perform, do your movements express your character or rather your technique? An excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Singer's Audition & Career Handbook: Dramatic Interpretation. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at The Liberated Voice
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An excerpt from Chapter 7 of The Singer's Audition & Career Handbook: Choosing Audition Repertoire. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at The Liberated Voice
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An excerpt from Chapter 12 of The Singer's Audition & Career Handbook: Promotional Materials. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at The Liberated Voice
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An excerpt from Chapter 15 of The Singer's Audition & Career Handbook: Keeping Afloat. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at The Liberated Voice
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I’m a voice teacher with more than 20 years’ experience helping singers learn and improve their technique. I believe that with commitment, excellent instruction, a well-structured practice regimen and a sense of humor, anyone can master singing technique. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at The Liberated Voice
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A heads up for sexual predators and the producing organizations who employ them: It’s over. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy & Biomechanics is now available worldwide! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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The soft palate elevates to close the nasal port, contributing to vocal resonance by regulating nasality. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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Your thyroarytenoid and cricothyroid muscles share a partnership similar to the one between your hamstrings and quadriceps. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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My book, Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy and Biomechanics is available for pre-order and comes out this coming Friday, June 15th. As I count down to the release, I’ll share some brief daily excerpts and hope they will inspire you to pick up a copy! Major muscles of respiration. Illustration: Sandy Escobar from Chapter 2: Breathing and Chapter 6: A Singer’s Workout Regimen Cardiorespiratory Fitness The primary function of respiration is the delivery of oxygen to our cells and elimination of carbon dioxide from our bodies. Our level of cardiorespiratory fitness is defined by how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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Singers require spines that are free of postural distortions, dynamically stabilized rather than rigidly held. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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The best teacher in the world can only teach a singer how to play the instrument they bring to the studio. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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Art can transform rage from a noxious poison into a purifying crucible for expression. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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It is time for people to stop referring to “musicians and singers” as though the former does not contain the latter. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at The Liberated Voice
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Transform your body into an optimal singing machine with my new book on sport-specific training & anatomy for singers, out this spring! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at The Liberated Voice
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The application for Joyce DiDonato’s 2018 Master Class series is now available. These guidelines will help you get your materials in great shape for submission. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at The Liberated Voice
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Is identity a given, a work in progress, or just an illusion? Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Liberated Voice
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My first two books, Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics and The Singer’s Audition & Career Handbook, are forthcoming from Rowman & LIttlefield in spring 2018. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at The Liberated Voice
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Artistry may not be something that can be taught, but we can design curricula and create an environment that encourages its development. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at The Liberated Voice
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Achieving vocal technical mastery need not be a maddening process. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at The Liberated Voice
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Vocal training programs must provide for the cultivation of good alignment, stamina, balanced strength and flexibility, and overall health and well-being. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at The Liberated Voice
Thanks! I'm looking forward to exploring the possibilities as well. Of course, it would take a lot more than any one brain to tackle the issue – I'd love to gather experts on every aspect of vocal performance and education to brainstorm how we can do this better.
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A Master of Music is a professional degree - one that by definition qualifies the recipient to practice a trade. We must ensure that our voice MMs are ready to go to work. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at The Liberated Voice
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Singers have at least as much in common with athletes as we do instrumentalists. We must create a body capable of virtuosity and let our intentions take complete control. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at The Liberated Voice