Studio Class

The Sybaritic Singer

About the show

Let me be your diva sidekick when it comes to staying focused and extra sparkly in your singing career.

Megan Ihnen is a professional mezzo-soprano, teacher, writer, and arts entrepreneur who is passionate about helping other musicians and creative professionals live their best lives.

Studio Class is an outgrowth of her popular #29DaystoDiva series from The Sybaritic Singer blog. Did you feel like you simply ran out of time during studio class to talk about some of the necessary business elements of your career? Do not despair, divas! This podcast is meant for you!

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  • Episode 8: Kicking Perfectionism to the Curb

    February 19th, 2017  |  17 mins
    classical singing, opera, overpreparing, perfectionism, under-doing

    In this episode, I want to talk about the dangers of perfectionism. Perfectionism can manifest in a couple of ways and we’re going to talk about over-doing and under-doing as a couple of things to watch out for as well as how to accept both failure and success as part of the path.

  • Episode 7: The Post-Show Schmooze

    February 12th, 2017  |  19 mins 20 secs
    audience development, classical singing, networking, opera, schmooze

    Get your post-show schmooze on, divas, with this quick and fun punchlist! This Studio Class episode helps you decipher what an audience member or performer can do to up their schmoozing game directly after a performance.

  • Episode 6: Create Your Singing Team

    February 5th, 2017  |  35 mins 53 secs
    auditions, classical music, gertrude stein, opera singing, performing, salons, singer

    You have heard it said before, “it takes a village.” The simple truth in that statement is that we are only one person and have only 24 hours in a day. When we combine a reliable and skilled team of people the effort can be exponentially broadened.

  • Episode 5: The Audition is Never Over!

    January 29th, 2017  |  26 mins 55 secs
    auditions, classical music, opera singing, performing

    Observe and learn from those that you find the most charismatic. You do not have to mimic their actions, speaking-style, or look. Simply identify what it is you find most engaging about them and see how you could apply that technique to your own life.

  • Episode 4: Audition Like You Mean It!

    January 22nd, 2017  |  24 mins 57 secs
    auditions, classical music, opera singing, performing

    If you are one of those poor souls who dreads auditions (as many of us do) make preparation your ally against all anxiety. Auditioning is truly a separate art form than singing or stage performance and it is the place where divas are made. If you can audition well, you can practically take over the world.

  • Episode 3: Take the Leap!

    January 15th, 2017  |  24 mins 57 secs
    arts business, opera singing, self permission, taking risks

    Be the most successful and happy version of yourself and you will be a light and empower those around you. Let’s talk about self permission and your singing career.

  • Episode 2: Wobble & Be Brave

    January 8th, 2017  |  15 mins 34 secs
    brave, classical singing, diva, opera, singer

    I want to see you be brave! This is all about looking fear and trepidation in the face and saying, "I can do this." Your goal for today is "act now."

  • Episode 1: What's a Diva Audit?

    January 1st, 2017  |  22 mins 23 secs
    arts business, classical singing, diva, diva audit, opera

    A good business, whatever its size, must keep good records to measure performance. As your star rises, it is important to take stock of where you are and the goals you have accomplished along the way. Studio Class, like 29 Days to Diva, is all about little challenges designed to help you create a mission, long-term goals, and strategies. Make sure you are getting the most out of your hard work by doing your Diva Audit today.