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Transforming Lives: Michael Fabiano and John Viscardi’s ArtSmart

In 2016, Michael Fabiano and John Viscardi founded ArtSmart, an organization dedicated to pairing professional musicians as mentors with middle and high school students in underserved communities. By providing free weekly vocal instruction, the company has experienced firsthand the power of music mentorship in shaping the lives of students in the best possible way. Discover more about this program, the artists behind it, where they hope to take it in the future, and how you can get involved.

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Opera Asks for Effort: Interview with Natalia Tanasii

oldovan soprano Natalia Tanasii was only 21 when she made her professional stage debut as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Moldovan National Opera. Her Salzburg festival debut

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Emmie & Harry’s : Streaming Cabaret Club

Emmie and Harry’s is a public Facebook group, set up as an online cabaret venue with a weekly schedule including individual artist shows, open mic, and themed shows of multiple

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Preparing a Classical Singer to be Well-Rounded

Today it is very difficult to survive as a classical musician, partly because classical music is being pushed to the margins of society, but in large part, because the training of the musician who should be oriented to flourish their creativity, constrains and confines them to rigid structures and canonical repertoire.

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CS Music Spotlight: Rainelle Krause

Soprano Rainelle Krause has been flying high – literally. Once impresarios realized her impressive aptitude for stratospheric vocal fireworks, Krause’s opportunities blossomed in her previous two seasons, particularly in Europe.

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Does Learning Have an Age Limit?

I can say for my own experience that my voice and the voice of many singers I know got better after 40. From that age on, the voice, the body, and the technique are mature. Moreover, we have much more life experience that we can bring to the performances—experience that allows us to relate with the subjects that we sing about; therefore we communicate much better with the audience. We are also much more confident, and this confidence reflects in our performances. The voice and the experience of singing only get better.

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