All posts by Cherry Duke

About Cherry Duke

Hailed as a “radiant and confident” performer, American mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke “is a singer who communicates both the music and the text impeccably.” A regular performer of concert, opera, and new music she has appeared as a soloist with numerous opera houses and orchestras in the US. Learn more about Cherry’s performance career at www.cherryduke.com. Cherry Duke graduated summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University and received her graduate degree in Opera Performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Founder of YourType Arts Partners, she has created promotional materials including web sites for performing artists since 1998. Cherry now brings her expertise to emerging artists around the country through these informative seminars.

13 Nov

Audition Resources for Actors & Singers

Making your way in the performing arts world can be daunting. Finding auditions in your city, for your voice type, in your budget is a key step in nailing a role. Here are some resources to help you navigate the wild and often wooly world of “making it”. Read More

15 Jul

Discount Dance Stores

Leotardi

www.leotardi.com
Leotardi designs, manufactures and sells custom, made-to-order dancewear  uniforms, outfits and accessories for dance classes, drill teams, pep squads,  professional dance troupes and other groups.

Discount Dance Supply

www.discountdance.com
1-800-328-7107

DancersWarehouse

Dancerswarehouse.com
877-31-DANCE
Top brands, biggest names in dance all at a 25% discount of regular retail.

Tango Rouge Ballroom Dancewear

tangorougeballroomdancewear.com
Premier Collection of quality discount ballroom and latin dance shoes and dancewear

For New Yorkers:

Additional discounts:
If you take classes at a dance school  (i.e., Broadway Dance or Dance Manhattan) you get a 10% discount at Capezio & other dance stores in NYC! Just ask at the counter, and have your ID card  from the school ready.

Union membership cards (AEA, AGMA) also earn you a 10% discount.

17 Mar

Affordable ground transportation for NYC area airports

JFK-AirportAuditioning in NYC? Visiting for the first time? Finding affordable ground transportation to and from the area airports is easier than it used to be, though it requires some research and planning to go smoothly. There are many airport transportation alternatives to an expensive taxi ride or begging a ride from the one friend you know in the city with a car. Read More

14 Mar

A Newbie’s Guide to Opera Auditions

Opera auditions are unique — generally you (the singer) must be prepared to sing 3-5 operatic arias (songs) in several different languages, pay a professional pianist and sing your face off. Here’s some essential information for what to expect and how to prepare your best for opera auditions, including protocol for “crashing” and audition without an appointment. Read More

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