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Rising Stars: Meet Brittany Hogan Alomar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Hogan Alomar.

Hi Brittany, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have been singing and performing for as long as I can remember. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music, but in what capacity, I wasn’t always sure. I loved Musical Theatre, but also excelled in classical music, which is what I ended up majoring in at Furman University. From there I went on to The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD for a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy (the art and science of vocal instruction). I was fortunate to have many performance opportunities in the US and in Italy, where I studied abroad…but I also found a passion for teaching voice. I moved back to Greenville, SC in 2010 and created my own private voice studio, BHA Voice Studio. I absolutely love working with singers as they are developing their voices and vocal technique. I truly experience as much joy seeing them excel in their careers as I experience with my own performing. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love every single day.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Absolutely not! Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs at us, but how you face them is what keeps you in the game. A career in the arts is never easy…we often deal with rejection and disappointment in more ways than one. For me personally, I also developed a physical condition called Pectus Excavatum, which is a chest wall abnormality causing both heart and lung compression and restrictions. As a singer, lung function is particularly important! Without getting into too many details- countless tests, surgeries, regression… I 100% believe this condition has made me a better teacher. And although it has created some obstacles in my own singing, I have worked hard to still be able to perform and do what I love to do. Any career in the arts requires dedication, perseverance, and resilience. But most importantly it requires the heart and desire to keep going. This is what I hope to pass on to my students.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am proud of my work as an individual singer, but I am most proud of my private voice studio. As I mentioned before, I love working with my students and I love seeing their growth over the years. I have some students who just love to sing for fun and others who have gone on to have a fantastic careers in the spotlight. I am equally proud of every single one of them. The looks on their faces when they discover that they CAN do something….whether it’s figuring out a new technique, performing on stage for the first time, or booking a role they’ve been working towards for months…it’s priceless. I feel so fortunate to be a small part of their journeys.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
I think the biggest piece of advice I can give to aspiring performers is to always remain teachable, regardless of how much you already know. Singing is a journey and a continuous effort. There are always new things to learn and you may be missing out on some amazing opportunities if you stop!

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