This has been an interesting week. I was a judge at the IMEA (Illinois Music Educators Association) Competition, where I saw many very talented young singers. Several of the students that I coached at Fenwick High School (as Musical Director of their spring musical “The Wiz”) were at the competition. It was great to see them, though I was not able to hear them sing. I was not acquainted with any of the students for whom I provided scores. Many of the students that I work with at ChiArts were also there, but I didn’t see them at all.
I very much enjoyed being in that vibrant educational environment. It reminded me of my years participating as a young violinist in the Solo and Ensemble Competitions when I was in middle school and high school. The excitement amongst the youngsters was palpable. They were dressed in their finest…young gentlemen in slacks, shirt and tie…young ladies wearing dresses and pumps. It was a lovely sight to behold.
Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide.
Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit www.gretapope.com
Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the PrivateMusicStudio.net, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit www.privatemusicstudio.net