A Singer's Epiphany: Faith, Music, and Mortality - Now #1 on Amazon.com in the Vocal and Singing Category
How does an artist come to terms with a brain tumor? A compelling storyteller, Lynn Eustis reveals her experiences with immediacy and intimacy. Her journal entries along with curated Bible verses and quotations from poems and literature are inspiring. Blending self-reflection and humor, she explains how a deeper understanding of singing, teaching, music, and mortality has transformed her life for the better.
For more than twenty years, I have greatly admired Dr. Eustis for her bravery and generosity in sharing the most difficult aspects of her own artistic self-examination. This extraordinary book chronicles her profound connection of health and music, channeling the same emotional strength that fortifies her singing, teaching, and humanity. Learning the details of her harrowing journey has inspired me, with a gentle reminder that friendship and kindness are not to be underestimated, at any level. All my gratitude to Lynn for allowing us to see straight into her beautiful heart.
In this practical and thought-provoking companion to The Singer’s Ego, Eustis covers such topics as "Your Identity as a Singer," "Allowing Your Students to Be Their Own Artists," "Relations with Colleagues: A Different Hierarchy," and "Life Beyond the Teaching Studio."
Many singers deal with the problem of separating themselves from the ‘the voice.’ Dozens of singers I know will describe the actions of ‘the voice’ as completely alien to their own desires, as though ‘the voice’ itself were another person misbehaving in their relationship.”
Choosing a singer's voice type is one of the most difficult and important challenges facing today's voice instructor. This decision affects every aspect of a singer's development, as no singer can be truly successful with inappropriate repertoire. These two volumes are designed to offer guidance to voice teachers in dealing with hard-to categorize students."