Column: The Tech-Savvy Singer [via Classical Singer Magazine]

Posted: September 4, 2012 in websites

Amanda White writing for Classical Singer magazine has a column called “The Tech-Savvy Singer.”  I look forward to reading it, now that I’ve taken advantage of Classical Singer’s promotional subscription pricing that was offered this past summer.

You can read “The Tech-Savvy Singer” online at the CS website, but you’ll need a subscription to view the full articles.  Without a subscription, you can still view a list of back articles by searching the CS archives for “The Tech-Savvy Singer”:

Search the Classical Singer archive for “The Tech-Savvy Singer”

(Alternatively, you could try this link to Google’s search results for the column.) Here’s what the CS archive search above returned as of this writing, just to give you a feel of what topics the column covers:

The Tech-Savvy Singer – So How Do I Use Finale, Exactly?
by Amanda White
The musical notation software, Finale, can be a great tool for any musician. But the software navigation, as well as a hefty price, can be real deterrents. But should they be? Find out here. View »
Printed in the September 2012 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Organize Your Auditions with Evernote
by Amanda White
Read about a new computer program and smart phone app that can help you track the details of your audition season in a whole new way. View »
Printed in the July 2012 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Tech Tips for the Luddites
by Amanda White
Are you a non-tech-savvy singer? Here’s what you need to do to stay in the game! View »
Printed in the May 2012 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Being Two People on the Internet
by Amanda White
Singers often use stage names to differentiate between careers. How does this play out online? View »
Printed in the April 2012 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – When Mom Doesn’t Know What a Country Code Is
by Amanda White
Constant travel, especially of the international variety, can strain family relationships. Learn how to make it easy for your family to stay in touch with you while you’re abroad. View »
Printed in the February 2012 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Are You Addicted to Social Media?
by Amanda White
Do you leave TweetDeck open while you’re practicing? Do you watch endless chains of YouTube videos long after you’ve gone to bed? Is your sense of self-worth tied to your reputation on an online forum? Do you tweet from the toilet? A social media intervention might be in order. View »
Printed in the January 2012 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Four Websites to Help You Get Fit
by Amanda White
No gadgets? No problem! Here’s how to track your fitness using the power of the Internet. View »
Printed in the December 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – YouTube How-Tos, Tips, Legalities, and Etiquette
by Amanda White
Is your Internet presence crowned by video clips of your performances? If not, it’s time to get yourself on YouTube and become the next Internet sensation. View »
Printed in the October 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Managing Your Online Image
by Amanda White
What the Internet says about you matters. Here’s how to put words in its mouth. View »
Printed in the September 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – iPhone Hypnosis
by Amanda White
Hypnotize yourself at the touch of a screen. Can it really work? And what are its benefits for singers? View »
Printed in the July 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – The Velvet Business Plan
by Amanda White
Keeping track of the small details of your career is a challenge for every singer. And yet, having and sorting that information could be critical to your success as a singer. Find out why it’s so important and read about a new tool that is making it easier than ever. View »
Printed in the May 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Is Kickstarter Right for You?
by Amanda White
Should you use a fundraising website to raise money through micropatronage? Read about the pros and cons here. View »
Printed in the March 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Taking your iPhone on Your German Tour
by Amanda White
Smartphones are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Are you addicted to yours? Don’t think you can live without it while abroad? You don’t have to! View »
Printed in the February 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – CDs vs DVDs
by Amanda White
Casting directors weigh in on the pros and cons of audio vs. visual demos. View »
Printed in the January 2011 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – The Operatic Workout
by Amanda White
Just because you’re picking up the workout habit doesn’t mean you have to give up your opera habit! Discover some operatic playlists and exercises that are sure to spice up your workout routine. View »
Printed in the December 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer: – Outsource Your Work to India?
by Amanda White
Too much desk work keeping you down? Why not hire an assistant online? View »
Printed in the December 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Eight Things to Think about before You Start a Blog
by Amanda White
Blogging among classical singers is on the rise. Here are some ideas to get you started on the right foot. View »
Printed in the November 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Am I a Band?
by Amanda White
Tech-savvy singers use the Internet and social media to market themselves as artists. But most advice on promoting yourself as a musician is directed toward bands and other popular musicians. What applies to classical singers and what doesn’t? View »
Printed in the September 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Kashu-do: Vocal Technique via Blog
by Amanda White
Now you can study the latest in vocal science over your RSS feed. View »
Printed in the July 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Can I Have a Venti LiveMocha?
by Amanda White
Polish up your languages by interacting with native speakers worldwide on this popular website, where social media meets language study. View »
Printed in the June 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Jeremy Gerard on DIY Recordings
by Amanda White
Not ready for a professional recording? Jeremy Gerard, of New York’s Gurari Studios gives you a taste of his upcoming Classical Singer Convention lecture on doing it yourself. View »
Printed in the April 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Four Sites to Host Your Music Online
by Amanda White
Explore the best ways to manage the most vital aspect of your Internet presence: your music. View »
Printed in the January 2010 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Edirol R-09 vs. Zoom H4 Throwdown
by Amanda White
We compare these two competing digital recorders to see how they measure up. View »
Printed in the December 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Ten Things Not to Do on the Internet
by Amanda White
The social networking tools provide some incredible opportunities, but here are some common mistakes to avoid. View »
Printed in the October 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – What Not to Tweet
by Amanda White
What is Twitter, how do you do it, and how do you not do it? View »
Printed in the September 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Met Player
by Amanda White
On the heels of its successful HD broadcasts, the Met’s latest dip into technology takes things to the next level—opera on demand on your desktop. View »
Printed in the July 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – So How Do I Do This Facebook Thing?
by Amanda White
Everyone from your grandmother to your 14-year-old niece is on Facebook. So how do you use this social networking phenomenon to market your singing? View »
Printed in the May 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Chicago Opera Theater and Social Media
by Amanda White
As CS prepares to hit the Windy City next month, our Tech-Savvy columnist takes a look at how Chicago Opera Theater is making the most of Internet tools to better reach and serve its audience. Find out how the company’s director of marketing views such social media and read about general director Brian Dickie’s blog, one of the first in the business. Then be sure to join CS and Dickie next month at the Classical Singer Convention. View »
Printed in the April 2009 issue.

Tech-Savvy Singer – The Pure Pitch Method
by Amanda White
Are you jealous of people with perfect pitch? Read about a program designed to help you join their ranks. Does it work? Find out here. View »
Printed in the March 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – iPhone and iPod Touch Apps For Singers
by Amanda White
If you find yourself the proud owner of a new iPhone or iPod touch, you are in a good position to enhance your singing pursuits. Here is a list of downloadable applications, many free, that are useful to classical singers. View »
Printed in the February 2009 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Amazon Kindle for Singers
by Amanda White
This month, Classical Singer reviews an exciting new gadget, amazon.com’s Kindle—a device for reading books on the go. Find out what this paperback-sized device can do for classical singers. View »
Printed in the December 2008 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Constant Contact
by Amanda White
Last month, we discussed the ins-and-outs of starting an e-mail mailing list and sending mail blasts. Now we turn to more advanced techniques: sending professional-looking e-mails using Constant Contact and other mass e-mail services. View »
Printed in the October 2008 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – Mail Blast Basics
by Amanda White
A good mailing list is critical to marketing yourself successfully. Tech-geek Amanda White takes you through the technical how-tos of setting up a list and offers suggestions on generating names for your list. In addition, she discusses using good e-mail etiquette to make sure you don’t offend your friends, contacts, or the law. View »
Printed in the September 2008 issue.

The Tech-Savvy Singer – All You Need To Know About Auditioning In Europe In One Easy Book
by Amanda White
Philip Shepard, an American singer who successfully transplanted himself in Europe, has written a book—available as a paperback and an ebook—for singers who are considering auditioning and working in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In this installment of our tech column, he IMs with our reporter about ebooks, Europe, and his book. View »
Printed in the August 2008 issue.

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