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Better Way to Make Star Vocalists

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 7, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 22:12

Guests: Diane Reich, DM, Associate Professor of Vocal Performance, BYU; Michael Johnson, Technology Consultant, BYU’s Center for Teaching and Learning; Dave Brown, BYU Technology Transfer Office Rebecca Pedersen is the latest BYU singer to win the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The road to winning an award like that includes a lot of practice and a lot of singing in front of juries who rate your performance and offer feedback. Several years ago, some BYU vocal performance professors wondered if there might be a better way to manage those auditions and track their students' progress better. At the time, they were doing what most vocal programs do – tracking it all on paper, even in 2017.