5 Things to Never Say to Your Bandmates: Tips for Playing in a Band

Ben Muller Career Advice, Getting Started, Getting Started, Music, Performing Arts, Tips

Being in a band can be tough. Learning how to work well with your bandmates is essential. Getting better as a group, from recording to playing live to writing songs, takes patience and time. After playing in a regularly gig-ing band for three years, my bandmates and I learned how to work together effectively, and naturally, we learned some things …

7 Must See Holiday Movies For Artists

Andrea Davis Film, Performing Arts, Screenwriting, Writing

Artzray presents our list of offbeat holiday movies that artists will love. Film has the power to transport you worlds away from the aggravations and absurdities of Black Friday, Cyber Monday or grandma getting run over by a reindeer. Film can also hold your eyes open and make you think, “I guess I don’t have it so bad this Christmas. …

The CSSSA College Connection Visits Bennington College

Brennan Dignan Music, Performing Arts, Sponsors, Student Resources

Meet Isabel, CSSSA 2012 Los Angeles native Isabel Wing attended the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) music program in 2012. If you asked her in high school if she would end up in rural Vermont for college she would have said it wasn’t even on her radar.  Isabel came to CSSSA when she ran across an advertisement for the …

Actor Alicia Green Hears A Noise Within

Marshall Ayers Acting, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Performing Arts, Sponsors

Actor Alicia Green has found her artistic calling through her work at A Noise Within theatre company. Alicia Green has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator for over eight years in New York, Denver and Los Angeles. She is a working actor with a passion for bringing the arts into the classroom of every student. Alicia and her …

Just Leave Me Alone It’s Winter Break!

Elaine Pelz Art School, Getting Into College, High School, Parent/Educator, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Visual Arts

A Winter Break To-Do List for High School Visual Artists. Here’s a December dilemma: Winter break is just around the corner. That long-awaited time to relax is almost here. Ideally you can sleep in, hang out with friends, spend time shopping, or just chill to Adele’s latest. Time for a well deserved respite from your responsibilities, right? Yes, and no. …

5 Surprising Facts About Voice Over Acting

Marshall Ayers Acting, Career Advice, Getting Started, Getting Started, Performing Arts, Tips

Breaking into voice over acting can be tough. Benita Scheckel shares a few surprising tips for working in this competitive field. 1. Less is more. The days of an actor being coveted for his or her ability to perform 20-30 wacky voices, in Looney Toons fashion, are mostly gone. Animation and commercial copy writers, more often than not, are asking …