As director of classical voice at Orange County School of the Arts, Dr. Maria Lazarova says the skills she inculcates into her charges—many of whom go on to prestigious schools such as Julliard and Indiana University—aren't necessarily specific to the classical-music industry. Take self-confidence, for example. "You have to be able to put your best self forward," she says, "even if [it's] not an audition situation. It could be a board room; it could be a sales job. You have to know that the person you're... More >>>