Welcome to my favorite page of my website, where you get to learn a little bit more about what makes me tick as a human being, get a peek at my insatiable curiosity, access resources that have profoundly affected me as a human being, as well as access resources that I have created and or curated on this page in order to aid my students in their learning process.
To access Emma's Voice Studio Google Drive, click here.
Contains: Studio policies, recommended readings for further research, digital copies of handouts you may have received in lessons, recorded practice tracks, vocal exercises and etudes, etc. A virtual treasure trove!
For those who live in Eugene, OR: The University of Oregon is an incredible resource and has an immense music collection on the top floor of the knight library. Community members can get a library card for a very reasonable yearly fee, and they have scanners available. https://library.uoregon.edu/
The Art of Breathing
Recommended Reads for the Curious Mind:
An Incomplete List
[If anything catches your interest, click the underlined words to open the articles in a new page]
Understanding white privilege: a necessary read for anyone who is white
Understanding cultural appropriation: white supremacy in action
Understanding why intersectionality is a crucial component of feminism
The Art of Practicing
The Art of Finding Sheet Music
A note about repertoire and sexism/racism:
Take a look at your repertoire list. If you have only ever sung or programmed music by European composers, or only music written by men, a great resource to create more diversity in your musical life going forward is the Institute for Composer Diversity: https://www.composerdiversity.com/
To buy musical scores not in the public domain, visit:
If you're having trouble finding what you need, email:
Glendower Jones at <email@example.com>.
He's very well known and respected in the field, and is very helpful. Yes, you can reference a real human in this process!
Musical Theater and Pop Songs:
For song suggestions, or ideas on what to sing next, this is a great blog:
To buy pop music and/or musical theater sheet music:
For karaoke tracks or accompaniments:
check and see if there is a version you like on www.youtube.com
Other helpful resources:
https://www.scribd.com/ (subscription based, has all types of media)
- https://musescore.com/ (open-sourced notation technology: great for creating your own arrangements and transcriptions, or finding other self-published arrangements. Browse judiciously, they are not professionally published so many contain mistakes, etc.)
The Art of Learning to Sing on Youtube
It's a tricky game, because anyone can put up a Youtube video, regardless of their expertise. However, there are some gems in the rough, and this channel is one that I condone - the videos are dorky and informative, a perfect blend! I find his teaching is pedagogically sound and factually based, and it's important to note that it's geared more for a pop audience, but there are useful tips for all genres of singing. However if you ever experience pain or discomfort while practicing on your own, make sure you contact a voice teacher in your area who can help diagnose what's going on and design exercises to help you find more freedom and ease in your singing.