Meet Myron Silberstein

On this week’s podcast Greta sits down with award-winning pianist, Myron Silberstein. Myron is a composer and a pianist whose performance career focuses on bringing attention to neglected masterpieces. He has given first recordings to piano works by Vittorio Giannini, Peter Mennin, and Norman Lloyd and is currently preparing a program of works by Paul Creston.

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Learn more about Myron by visiting his website and following him on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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Meet Brandon Duff

Brandon Duff is a singer/songwriter based on the Central Coast. His unique pop influenced sound combines contemporary melodies with vivid soundscapes to create his own lane in modern music. Brandon has been performing in front of audiences since he was a child. From intimate acoustic shows to the bright lights of reality television, he has certainly made a name for himself throughout his career.

Recently Brandon was a finalist for the ‘Songwriters at the Rocks’ Competition, selected by APRA from the most talented musicians in Australia. Some of his other achievements include appearing on “The Voice” in 2014, winner of “SeaFM Discovered” in 2015, and securing a mentoring session with Amy Shark in 2018.

Listen to the full episode with Brandon.

Learn more about Brandon by visiting his website and following him on FacebookInstagram, and TikTok.

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Meet Lori Sonnenberg

This week Dr. Greta Pope sits down with Lori Sonnenberg, a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Voice Specialist, and Singing Voice Specialist. In her practice she combines her passion for treating injured voices with her extensive background as a singer and voice teacher. Lori is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and The Voice Foundation.

Learn more about Lori Sonnenberg by visiting her website

Follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Join us for Chicago Cabaret Week 2022

Chicago Cabaret Week is quickly approaching! Check out an array of performances, vocal workshops, and masterclasses hosted by Chicago Cabaret Professionals. Greta Pope will be performing Paris Noir…American Jazz in Paris for a glamorous evening in Chicago, IL. Bring your wine and champagne and enjoy great music from The New Jazz Age at The Polo Inn in Bridgeport, Chicago on May 13th.

Learn more by listening to the full episode of The Business Savvy Singer Podcast.

Purchase tickets to Paris Noir…American Jazz in Paris. 

View the full schedule of events and learn more about Chicago Cabaret Week by visiting their website.

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Meet Elisabeth Howard

Elisabeth Howard has been called a Vocal Chameleon. Her expertise and ability to sing in styles from Blues, R&B and Country Western, to Jazz, Musical Theater and Opera is unparalleled! She is an accomplished coloratura soprano, belter, master voice teacher, songwriter, actress and author.

Elisabeth is the founder of the highly respected Elisabeth Howard’s Vocal Power Academy in Los Angeles, established in 1980 and comprised of a network of certified Vocal Power Instructors throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

Listen to the full episode on The Business Savvy Singer Podcast.

Learn more about Elisabeth Howard and the Vocal Power House Academy by visiting their website.

Follow Elisabeth on Facebook and follow the Vocal Power House Academy on Facebook

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Meet Mae Koen

This week Dr. Greta Pope sits down with the Queen of Soul, Mae Koen. Mae was a background singer for Aretha Franklin where she learned a lot, including to always let the music guide you where you want to go and not to be afraid to experiment. Let the music speak to your soul and respond to where it wants to take you.

Follow Mae on Facebook. Learn more about Mae here.

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Meet Gaye Klopack

This week we’re excited to welcome Gaye Klopack to The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. Gaye is a vocal pedagogist extraordinaire. She is a singer, a private voice teacher, and a choral director with more than 25 years of experience. Her love of singing and teaching has rewarded her with a successful and enriching career and she is excited to be able to share her knowledge and expertise with audiences and students of all levels.

Learn more about Gaye by visiting her website.

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Meet Char Jones

This week we welcome Char Jones who specializes as a Vocalist and Pianist in the Gospel Tradition. Char’s mission is to sing, inspire, and empower. She has traveled and shared her gifts on many different stages across the country. Her music style has been described as a soulful mix of contemporary gospel infused with jazz, soul, and divine inspiration. Listen now.

Learn more about Char by visiting her website and following her on Instagram and Facebook

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Meet Gabe Preisser

Gabe Preisser is a Grammy Award winning baritone and has been praised by Opera News for his “handsome voice, charismatic energy, and timbral allure” and The New York Times called his performance as Lt. Gordon “wonderful.” His resume includes over 40 operatic and musical theater roles. Aside from his performance career, Mr. Preisser serves as executive director for Opera Orlando.

Learn more about Gabe by visiting his website and his YouTube channel. Learn more about Opera Orlando by visiting their website. Follow Opera Orlando on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Meet Margaret Murphy-Webb

This week Dr. Greta Pope chats with Margaret Murphy-Webb, Executive Director, South Side Jazz Coalition. Margaret Murphy-Webb is a Chicago-based musician and activist. A graduate of Chicago State University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, she is an award-winning international performer with over 30 years of experience. Margaret retired as a Chicago Police officer with 22 years of service.

In 2018, Margaret was named Chicago’s Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists of America for her work as co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, the South Side Jazz Coalition, which produces and promotes free music and educational events on the South Side. Margaret is a co-chair of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Year of Chicago Music 2020 and a member of the City of Chicago Cultural Council.

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Learn more about Margaret by visiting her website. Learn more about The South Side Jazz Coalition by visiting their website and following them on Facebook and Instagram

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