How to become a Singer

A singer sings songs to entertain live audiences, or for broadcast or recording.

Personal requirements for a Singer

  • Good singing skills
  • Self-confidence, motivation, dedication and determination
  • Stamina to perform at peak level
  • Able to concentrate for long periods
  • Flair for entertainment
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Good written communication skills for composing songs.

Duties & Tasks of a Singer

A singer may perform the following tasks:

  • Practice and rehearse songs
  • Perform songs according to their interpretation and style of presentation or under the direction of a composer, conductor or recording engineer
  • Sing in a group or individually on stage, radio, television or at an entertainment venue
  • Enhance the dramatic effect of a performance with vocal expression, movement and dance
  • Make or take part in recordings for sale
  • Compose their own songs and vocal arrangements
  • Practice singing and breathing exercises to improve their voices
  • Perform with a musical instrument.

Working conditions for a Singer

Singers must be prepared to spend long periods in practice and rehearsal. They often work irregular hours, with many performances taking place in the evening and on weekends. Some work in areas unrelated to music to support themselves financially.


Specializations

Singer

A singer sings songs to entertain live audiences, or for broadcast or recording.

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