JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Singing update….

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So I thought I’d give an update on the whole singing thing over here.

I had sent my materials to a whole bunch of agents over here.  So far, I did get one “maybe” from an agent who will be back in the area on March 10th.  And I’m to resend my materials then to make sure they can hear me.  Otherwise, a lot of the other agents got back to me saying they weren’t hearing new singers.

But I had a coaching at the Staatsoper yesterday with a coach I had worked with when I was here two years ago.  She said I’m sounding great and wants to try to help me on the audition front.  She gave me a list of theatres to contact directly, so I’ve been looking up info on the list of theatre names she gave me and will have my stuff sent to all of them by tomorrow.  Then I have another coaching on Saturday where we’ll take stock of things and see what else we can come up with.  But she said she’s determined to help me get some auditions here!

So that’s the overall update.  I’m lucky in that I can practice in my apartment.  And even though I don’t have a piano or keyboard here, I have a piano app on my iPhone that helps me with my pitches and all that other good stuff!

More updates soon!

P.S. Update!

I have my first audition scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th in Germany!  More info coming later!

P.P.S Another update:

Audition number two scheduled for Saturday here in Vienna!

Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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