Howdy, it's nice to meet you!
My name is Grace Elaine Brown.
I’m a musical theatre enthusiast, a jazz singer, a Catholic, & the wife of a country singer-songwriter. I’m smiling in that picture over there because I am so excited to share my journeys in the crazy music biz with you. My goals for Sing With Grace are:
- To document what’s happening in my musical world.
- To help burgeoning singers find their voice.
- To share stories and wisdom from the fantastic performers I’ve met!
Sing With Grace Performing Arts Blog
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Transform your performances from uneasy to extraordinary!
We can’t let the pursuit of wealth destroy the pursuit of our passions.
It’s all too easy to drop your passion for performance (whatever that performing might look like!) because you feel the pressure to only do the things that make you money. Sometimes it is really hard to get back into performing. I experienced this firsthand when I went to college. This blog post is a little narrative …
I am sick and tired of movie musicals casting big Hollywood movie actors THAT DON’T SING. I’m talking Emma Watson in B&B, Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd, and Emma Stone in La La Land. These ladies (and the many, MANY men who have also tried their hardest to sing in big films) are only …
Stop comparing yourself to other people. (Seriously, stop it.) No healthy decisions are made out of self-consciousness. I’d go as far as to say that most decisions determined by what other people are doing/saying will make you feel less motivated, less inspired, and less creative overall. This is certainly something I’ve grappled with in the …
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Where I've Been!
In 6th grade, I took a triple threat masterclass at Casa Manana in Fort Worth, and I was hooked on performing. While in public school, I took 7 years of musical theatre and classical voice lessons & performed in 9 musicals over 4 years!
I learned how to read sheet music and became a musician by playing the alto saxophone for 7 years. This training helped me tremendously in my vocal lessons and musical directing!
I have music directed many musicals (my favorite part is getting those harmonies tight). I also arranged and performed a senior showcase cabaret at Texas A&M Unviersity.
At A&M, I was the principal singer for the Texas A&M Jazz band performing many charts from Ella to Hammerstein. I was also the female singer for the Aggieland Orchestra big band (where I met my husband!)
I sing jazz, showtunes, country, classical hymns, & opera.
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I've helped many performers Hone their singing and performance Skills.
Just ask my country-singin’ husband!
I'd Love to Hear From You!
Blog post ideas, questions about the Never Stop Performing Posse, audition questions / advice, anything . . . I’m here to talk!