Profile

Cassandra Dixon

Baltimore , MD, USA


Style & Level

Classical
Young Artist/Emerging Pro
Class of 2024
Soprano

Highlights & Awards

  • Artistic Excellence Award (Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, 2022 – 2023)
  • Music Scholarship (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2018 – 2022)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role (The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards Program, WA, 2018)
  • Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel)
  • Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring)
  • Mrs. Nordstrom (A Little Night Music)
  • Fredrika (A Little Night Music)
  • Snake (The Apple Tree)
  • Ella Peterson (Bells are Ringing)
  • Older Sandra Bloom (Big Fish)
  • Soloist - Exsultate, jubilate (Mvts. I and IV) with Walla Walla Symphony (WA), 2021

Bio

Cassandra Dixon, soprano

With courage, authenticity, and passion, coloratura soprano Cassandra Dixon aims to present opera and musical theater repertoire in a text-motivated fashion. Cassandra’s most recent role, Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, was a personal challenge and feat. The role taught her that she could not only sing a high E, but that she could sing it for eight measures and not pass out afterwards. In the end, it was an experience that taught her to never limit herself.

In addition to Mrs. Nordstrom, Cassandra performed several roles including Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, Fredrika Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Snake in The Apple Tree, Ella Peterson in Bells are Ringing, and partial roles, including First Lady from Die Zauberflöte, the Controller from Flight, Miss Jessel from The Turn of the Screw, Tytania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Despina and Fiordiligi from Così fan tutte.

Awarded several honors for her work, Cassandra received an Artistic Excellence Award from Peabody Institute for 2022-2023, and scholarships from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for 2018-2022. Prominently in 2018, Cassandra was selected to be a participant at the “The Jimmy Awards,” after being awarded Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role by The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards Program in Seattle, Washington.

Invited to perform Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate as a soloist with the Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra in 2021, Cassandra also attended and performed at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Opera in the Ozarks, Chicago Summer Opera, the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy, and the Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Institute based in New York, among other esteemed institutions. She has been invited to sing Tytania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Chicago Summer Opera in summer 2023.

Currently pursuing her M.M. in Voice Performance at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Cassandra studies with Elizabeth Futral. She received her B.M. in Vocal Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Susanne Mentzer.