Career Development for Classical and Opera Singers
SoftlyLoud Artist Consulting
Bridging the Gap between Singers and a Singing Career!
We help all levels of singers develop a life changing game-plan so that they can achieve their wildest dreams performing on stage.
We offer consulting, coaching, and opportunities to sing connect, and grow as artists in our weekly masterclasses.
We advise singers in their career options, so that they can find security and stability.
Message from Founder and CEO, Rebecca Davis
Looking back at the way my career twisted and turned, I know I could have used more career advice. When I was establishing myself as a professional, there could have been a straighter path to finding the financial security that I craved. There were several forks in the road that I picked a direction, just using my intuition. I wish I could have really talked through my options and known more about the specific workings of the industry. For a long time, I was really just flying blind from one Young Artist program to the next, without knowing when to break out of the cycle. I had a wonderful freelance career, but still wanted something more, Stability. I wanted to have a family. I wanted to have it all.
When I landed a coveted Fest position in Germany, many personal and professional opportunities opened up for me. Then I found my real voice. My colleagues were reaching out to me for advice. I loved hearing about their journeys and brainstorming ways they could take their next steps.
I created SoftlyLoud to give singers more opportunities. To connect them to great industry leaders. To help them collect feedback and information for them to make well-informed decisions in their careers. To help look within themselves, Softly, to know who they are and then to Loudly proclaim it in everything they do.
I am so excited that our amazing team and industry experts will be helping singers to guide them toward more successes in their careers.
I look forward to hearing your stories and helping you find a more direct path. We have a lot of exciting things in store for you!
Become a Member of our Crescendo Crew:
Subscribe to become a Member!
$30 a month
Our Membership includes:
Intro to 'How to Fest' Seminar on Zoom
January 9th & 10th
6-9pm CET/12-3pm ET
Check out our small Groups (Leveling Up and Life in the Fest Lane) for Emerging and Established Singers. These six week, Exclusive Workshops will jump-start your Career with more Clarity, Visibility, and amazing new Connections!
Would you like to get an Agent's or Casting Director's feedback without leaving your living room?
Once you're ready to present your refined websites and materials, I arrange consults to make dynamic connections.
ONE ON ONE CONSULTATION!!
Are you interested in developing your career working in a One on One environment? We offer fast-tracking for those who are ready to get started today!
We customize VIP experiences: including Audio- Visual recording, Website building, Photography and fast-tracking our signature Leveling Up workshop.
"One is just given a talent, and it's one's duty to make the most of it." ~ Joan Sutherland
January 9th and 10th 6pm-9pm CET/12-3pm ET on Zoom
Do you want to find out about a Full-time career
in the Fest system as a Young Artist or Professional Singer in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland's numerous historic Opera Houses?
Find out the abc's of Festing in this seminar featuring a panel of singers and Studienleiter-coach at Theater Bremen, Rolando Garza Rodriguez.
Masterclasses for Crescendo Crew Members and Guests
How to make your own promotional videos with Denise Seyhan and Stefan Ortelbach
January 2nd at 19:00 CET
Open to anyone to attend!
Intro to 'How to Fest' Seminar January 9th and 10th
Special Event Weekend!
Bring a Lied, Chanson, Song in any language for our Song party!
Everyone will sing!
January 16th at 19:00 CET
Bel Canto Opera Masterclass
with Rolando Garza Rodriguez
January 23rd at 19:00 CET
January 30th at 19:00 CET
How To Practice
with Cameron Burns
February 6th at 19:00 ET
with Maya Barsacq
February 13th at 19:00 CET
How to create your own musical opportunities
February 20th at 19:00 CET
with Jana Kossyk
February 27th at 19:00 CET
Baroque Opera Arias
March 6th at 19:00 CET
Budgeting for Divo/as
March 13th at 19:00 CET
March 20th at 19:00 CET
The Body/Voice Connection
March 27th at 19:00 CET
If you are interested in singing on the masterclasses, please fill out our contact form. Membership into Crescendo Crew is required to join the Masterclass Series. Contact us for a free consult!
"The course (Leveling Up) has connected me to myself, my goals, to the singing community, to the professionals in the industry, and through examination, has bonded me more deeply to music as a whole....Thank you, Rebecca, for everything. You have initiated a truly radical 180° change in my focus and trajectory and optimism, and it is already leading to great things."-Anna-Louise Costello, Mezzo Soprano
I feel 'recharged' and ready for any auditions that come along. -Helen Tintes, Mezzo-Soprano
Facebook Post after Yvonne Prentki's audition for Casting Director, David Lomeli.
Our Resident Coaches
Founder and CEO, Soprano
Rebecca Davis is an American Soprano working in Germany. She was Fest at the Hannover State Opera for six seasons. Currently she is working freelance and enjoying working on passion projects and helping to coach and cultivate singer's careers.
Rebecca worked freelance in the US for many years after doing several young artist programs, including San Francisco Opera's Merola Program. Some of Rebecca's career highlights included singing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall, Opera San Jose's momentous production of Idomeneo, and singing CioCio San and Rusalka at the Hannover Staatsoper.
Rebecca has a background in Business Administration. Working 10 years for several finance companies,while studying music at Illinois Wesleyan University, Northwestern University, and as a Young Artist.
Rebecca is a wife and mother and has loved finding her balance between work, family, and financial security.
Conductor, Vocal Coach, and Pianist
Cameron Burns is a Conductor and Vocal Coach from London. He made his conducting debut in 2012 with LSO Discovery and from 2015 until 2020 he was a Repetiteur and later Kapellmeister at the Staatsoper Hannover, where he conducted almost 150 performances of a varied repertoire , ranging from Handel to world premieres. A Pianist and Organist by training, he started accompanying Singers and Choirs at the age of 9, which set off his love for the voice.
After holding both an Organ and academic scholarship at New College, Oxford, he subsequently trained with Mirella Freni at her academy (CUBEC) in Italy, Dennis O'Neill in Cardiff (WIAV), the National Opera Studio in London, and was heavily involved with the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Snape.
Prior to his time in Germany, he freelanced as a Repetiteur, Chorus Master, and Assistant Conductor, working regularly for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Marinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, ENO, WNO, Reisopera Nederland, Zomeropera Belgium and Grange Park Opera. Sir Jeffrey Tate was his mentor for three years, and he still uses the batons which Jeffrey gave him before his death in 2017.
Aside from music, Cameron has an ongoing love-affair with Italy and Italian art history. He has eaten a mainly plant-based diet for almost four years and is an avid reader.
Rolando Garza Rodriguez
Rolando is originally from Mexico and has a Bachelors Degree in Piano from The University of Texas and a Masters degree, in Piano, from The Manhattan School of Music. During his years in New York City, he accompanied lessons for the voice studio of the world famous Mezzo Soprano, Mignon Dunn and became one of the most sought after Opera Coaches in the city.
In 2006, he joined the Opéra National du Rhin as Assistant Music Director of “Les jeunes voix du Rhin” and played for several productions for ONR. In 2008, he took the position of Music Director of Opera Avenir, the Young Aritist Program at Theater Basel, Switzerland, as well as Korrepetitor and Conductor. In 2014, he took the position of Studienleiter and Conductor at Theater Bremen, Germany. He has since worked as Studienleiter at Luzerner Theater in Switzerland and Theater für Niedersachsen in Germany.
He is an Italian repertoire specialist and has collaborated with artists of international acclaim; such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Mirella Freni, Sherrill Milnes, and Anna Moffo. He has been on the coaching staff of many international summer opera programs. Rolando’s expertise in casting has been greatly appreciated in the many opera houses where he has worked. In his free-time, Rolando is also a very accomplished painter.
Conductor, Vocal Coach, Singer, and Creative Entrepreneur
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