Our Working Singer this week is guest Edie Lehmann Boddicker who went from being a concert pianist to an in-demand session singer and now vocal contractor. Her voice can be heard in films like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Hidden Figures and has worked with iconic artists like Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna just to name a few.
Edie discusses the importance of singing as a team sport, describes “horizontal listening,” what she looks for in the singers she hires, and what it takes to bring longevity into your singing career.
- Be excellent and have fun being excellent.
- Make everyone around you happy that you’re there.
- To be prepared is very, very, very important. Your first job could snowball into multiple jobs.
- Learn how to sight read and be very comfortable with that. Take sight reading lessons.
- Meet other singers and hone your choral craft.
- Longevity comes from how you are perceived as a team player and ongoing excellence in the performance of your craft.
- Put together a demo of your best work.
Thanks for listening!
Special thanks to Edie for joining us this week!