Justin Stoney's Thoughts about Beyoncé, the National Anthem, and More
Posted Saturday, February 2nd 2013 by Michael Kutek
In advance of Alicia Keys's performance of the National Anthem at the 47th Superbowl, New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney is interviewed on the NBC Today Show about Beyoncé and her past National Anthem performance at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. How does it compare to Alicia Keys, Cristina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, and other celebrity singers?
The Today Show at NBC takes a look at the history of our National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key. This look includes revisiting a few live renditions from celebrities like Beyoncé at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration, Christina Aguilera, and Whitney Houston over the years. Justin Stoney, Head Vocal Coach and Voice Teacher at New York Vocal Coaching, is recruited to successfully guide journalist Mara Schiavocampo through singing her own performance of the song. Justin Stoney comments that remembering where you are in the song can be complicated because of the required focus on breath control. The song overall requires "enormous vocal range," but learning how to sing and overcoming the obstacles of this song will help any singer deliver a pristine performance.
Michael Kutek is the Executive Assistant for New York Vocal Coaching. His main goals are to assist clients in any way that he can and ensure that NYVC is a welcoming space for everyone. He also is the Program Administrator for the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course, which is an NYVC program that helps develop aspiring voice teachers around the world.
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