Classical Singer Magazine: Everything of interest to the emerging and professional classical singer: Articles, audition listings, interviews, events, training.
San Francisco Classical Voice: Events, articles & reviews on the classical music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Opera News Magazine: Online version of the Metropolitan Opera Guild magazine
San Francisco Renaissance Voices: Specialists in early vocal & instrumental music
Opera Practice perfect.: 24/7 accompanist piano accompaniment downloads
Martinez Opera: The first opera company in California!
Lieder & Art song Text & Translations: The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
The Aria Database: Searchable database of operas, texts composers
Art Song Central: Free sheet music for singers
IMSLP, Petrucci Music Library: Free public domain sheet music. Nicely organized including time period and composer
19th Century California Music (Duggan project): A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher's catalog of 1872, programs, song sheets, advertisements, and photographs.
Sheet Music Now: Note: You must apply for an account.
Retail Print Music Dealers Association: Organization for Music Retailers
Directory of Contemporary Music Professionals: Browse over 150 writers and writing teams. Click "Search Songs" to search a roster of 360 handpicked songs by voice and song type. You can also buy scores directly from the writers and keep posted on what they’re writing next. You have to subscribe - but it's pretty cool, and a great resource for new original material.
REPERTWA: Another cool site that features new, contemporary musical theatre writers and their music. If you are looking for new music - Check it out!
Youth Plays: Publisher of award-winning professional dramatists and talented new discoveries. Includes works both for teen and pre-teen performers, and works for adult actors performing for young audiences. Plays are available digitally, and as physical copies. There is a link for free monologues to download for kids.
Fun resource for kids on the history of Opera: found by Catey at Enriching Kids.com
Overdone monologues: Lists of songs & monologues that are frequently overdone.
Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making, by Michael Caine: Simple and clear - unvarnished look at film acting by one of the best film actors around.
To The Actor, by Michael Chekhov: Classic. Must read for actors
How To Stop Acting, by Harold Guskin: One of the best books I've ever read on acting. Get it "off the page" and tell the truth.
Being an Actor, by Simon Callow: What can I say? The man's a genius
The Monologue Workshop, by Jack Poggi: All the advice you need to make good choices on audition material and preparation
The Actor's Field Guide, By Ed Hooks: Practical, PACKED with good information and advice for actors. Amazon doesn't have it for some reason, but its a good resource.
Mis-Directing the Play, by Terry McCabe: Opinion on directing a play by simply telling the story & working with the intent of the play's author
Downwind of Upstage - The Art of Coarse Acting, by Michael Green: Just for fun!! It's a hilarious how-to on what NOT to do. They have it used on Amazon but its out of print and expensive. Check out used stores and the library.
The Inner Game of Music: By Barry Green: Avoid those inner voices of doubt & judgement.....
Theatre and Music Professionals
Pamela Hicks: Private vocal instruction, Vocal instructor at Cal State, HaywardJenny Matteucci: firstname.lastname@example.org Private Voice instruction ( Oakland, CA)
Kathy McKee: email@example.com Private Voice Studio ( San Francisco, CA)
Lisa Popeil: Voice instruction, Los Angeles, CA
David Gordon: Vocal Studio, Carmel , CA
Jeffrey Bihr: Actor, Acting Teacher, Stage Director , Composer
Rebecca Achenbach: Music director, Voices of Cecilia, Private vocal instruction: (Lancaster, PA)
Dana Lewenthal: Actor, Singer & Acting Teacher
Jane Erwin Hammett: Singer, Actor, Director, certified Reiki therapist and co-founder of a new frequency-based healing modality: to bring about frequency harmonics in all aspects of performance.
Other helpful resources & links for Theatre, Plays, Accents, Monologues, Photographers, etc.
Theatre Bay Area: Invaluable resource on what is happening with theatre (and film) in the San Francisco Bay Area
Photoworks San Francisco: Headshot duplication
Backstage: Casting, news & reviews, resources
Actor's Equity: Everything you need to know about the union of American theatrical actors & stage managers.
American Theatre Magazine: Magazine of the Theatre Communications Group Organization
Lois Tema, Photographer
Ray Renati, Photographer
One-Act-Plays: Database of plays
Theatre history: script archive, good source for looking for monologues
IDEA: International Dialects of English Archive: They have pretty much anything you need to hear, the sound of English being spoken with accents from all over the world.
Dialect Accent Specialists: The "Acting With An Accent" series. You have to buy this but it's pretty good ( Now on CD!)
Try This: Speech Accent Archive : Lots of good examples