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Noelle R. Nordstrom

How would you describe your music?

Classical opera

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

I am it, me, myself and I.

Describe your gear.

Just me and my vocal chords

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

Yes. In classical opera the level of standrads for a female performer versus a male performer is extremely skewed in his favor. There are so many women to choose from that one mu constantly be "upping" her game whereas men get away with not being musically prepared, not able to remember staging and the inability to act.

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

We are becoming more and more saturated with pop culture. Many women are being rejected for roles for not being physically what they want. In previous generations I believe it was more about the voice than anything else.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

I would say be strong in yourself and make sure to explore and question everyone you come across because I find too many young female singers don't care about the flaws of the idols they look up to. They take what one person says as gospel and refuse to develop their own minds. EXPLORE your own opinions, ladies!!

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

It was the only activity that set me apart and that I shone in.

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