Welcome to Chip King Singing
A successful career in siniging is a journey. It is somewhat like the mobius - a single, unbroken wholeness in flowing movement. A willinness to move with the constantly changing cycles of our life process, tranforming our challenges into practical solutions. Creating a sense of oneness with your voice, joining the whole and the past, the masculine and the feminine, the expansion and contraction, spirit and matter, all control and no control, yin and yang, black and white, organized chaos, dark and light - chiaroscuro! But always returning to yourself and the beginning.
In his essage "Self-Reliance", Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:
"Insist on yourself - never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life'scultivation; but of the adopted talents of another, you have only an extemporaneious half-possession. That which each can do best - none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare.... or Bacon, or Newton? Every great man is unique. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."
A long and varied career in opera has led me to believe that there is no ONE, true vocal technique that fints all singers. It is the best and most fortunate singers who are not afraid to go a little deeper and lose a little more control - to try something new and different . . . to be only what they can be.