A Resource and Collaborative Space for Classical Singers on Hold
THIS PANDEMIC IS THE WORST.
Contracts are canceled. Programs are postponed. Careers are on hold. Gross.
Fermata Time is a website & social platform devoted to helping ensemble and solo singers process collective grief through sharing experiences, hearing from one another, and exploring other career options for the short or long-term.
CATHARTIC SPACE & CAREER ASSISTANCE
Breath for Your Brain
Safe, Supported & Heard
This is a space to share and be heard. Singers are invited to submit narratives about how this pandemic has impacted their lives. We have a space for creative pursuits unrelated to singing, because a healthy singer has hobbies! Opera singers, chorus members, ensemble professionals, and educators - we want to know how you're innovating. A fellow singer is a human being, with the same stresses, anxieties, and insecurities. Be honest. Be brave. Be kind.
Renew & Respond
We've aggregated resources available for vocal professionals, with links and benefits. Here you can find links to funding and grants as well as the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance websites for US states with a high population of singers. We're getting together a series of ideas and options for a career pivot, whether it's temporary or long-term. CV/Resume guidance, parallel careers and continued education are provided as a starting place for you to design your new world. Do you have a side career you take on the road? We want to know!
"Stillness is our most intense mode of action. It is in our moments of deep quiet that is born every idea, emotion, and drive which we eventually honor with the name of action. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great."
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