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MY JOURNEY TO MENTORSHIP 


During the years of study my life has been blessed beyond belief with great teachers, coaches and mentors. They have given me an immeasurable amount of knowledge of the classical vocal art form which has allowed me not only to grow as an artist but more importantly as a human being  armed with an understanding of my craft and the ability and confidence to pay it forward and pass on the information that has been given to me. In my travels I have come across some wonderfully gifted young singers and have been encouraged by them to teach. What a pleasure and honor it has been over the last few years to mentor these talented artist and share information through the masterclass experience. 


These young singers have touched my life more than they know and beyond my wildest dreams. Some of them have become my 'babies' of sorts allowing me to share my musical thoughts, give them sound advice straight with no sugar coating (but always lots of love) and push them to be better than they were when they walked into the room. I feel it has been such a gift from above to join them in this crazy journey to become great artist and see their potential come to fruition. What a joy it is to see their faces light up when they make an unbelievably beautiful and open sound or get through a difficult phrase for the first time. I get what my teachers over all these years must have felt. It takes an incredible amount of humanity and humility to be a great teacher and a completely open hearted generously supportive spirit to be a mentor. I believe like singing this is my calling and I am learning to embrace them both. 

If you are interested in working in the studio please email me: Karen@SopranoKarenSlack.com to schedule an appointment. Below are 2 short videos of a masterclass I gave at Oberlin College-Conservatory. I hope to see these 2 beautifully talented young artist on the grand stages of the world some day!

Feeling very favored,

KAREN

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Karen Slack, soprano Masterclass at Oberlin Conservatory
Michelle Ellison, soprano singing Porgi Amor from Le Nozze di Figaro


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Karen Slack, soprano Masterclass at Oberlin Conservatory
Lynnesha Crump, soprano sings Euch Luftchen from Wagner's Lohengrin