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Tai Oney

Hailed by Opera News for the “richness and pliability of his [voice],” countertenor Tai Oney has won prizes in several major competitions, most recently claiming a prestigious Sullivan Foundation Award and First Place in the Sarasota Artist Series Competition. A Semi-Finalist in Palm Beach Opera’s Competition, and a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Oney made his professional opera debut with Opera Boston – in collaboration with Boston Baroque – performing the role of Athamas in Handel’s Semele. He has been a member of the Central City Opera and a guest artist for the Palm Beach Opera young artist program. Mr. Oney holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Boston University. He currently attends New England Conservatory where he is the recipient of the John Moriarty Presidential Scholarship.

A Case Study: 28 Days to a Better Singing Technique

September 2, 2011

I am always looking for new exercises and technical warm-ups to include in my daily practice routine, so I decided to try the 28-day challenge of isotonic and isometric exercises as discussed in last month’s article by Ian Howell: Vocal Technique: Boring Exercises That Will Make You a Better Singer.  Over the past four weeks, I have noticed an improvement in my breath control, developed a greater sense of my intercostal muscles and the role they play in breathing for singing, and have strengthened the lower part of my range (B3-D4)…

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