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Masters of the Spiritual

CS Music is always looking for ways singers can perform in a variety of venues. One such experience took place to a sold-out audience June 2, 2019 at Bruno Walter

A Vocal Threat: Laryngeal Ossification

Mastering vocal technique involves accessing and training the individual parts of your anatomy that govern breathing, phonation, articulation, and resonance—as well as coordinating them so that they respond collectively to

Starting and Starring In Your Own Opera Company

As an entrepreneur who is also a singer, I love that the root of the word “entrepreneur” comes from the Italian word impresa, meaning “an enterprise or undertaking.” An Italian

Singer’s Diction: The Ever-Expanding Selection of Textbooks—Take Your Pick!

The following is a list of six of the most popular diction textbooks, along with their pros and cons. These are my own personal opinions—yours may differ. Many of these

An Artist in Voice & Paint

Rina Lucas combines her artistic vocal and painting skills into a fascinating new career. We asked Rina seven questions to help us know how she keeps up with her artistic

The Jazz of Darden Purcell

Darden Purcell, a Washington D.C. based jazz vocalist, enjoys an active performing career in addition to being the director of jazz studies at George Mason University. She has performed nationally

Success For the Mature Singer

What are the obstacles to either expanding upon existing work or entering the field when one no longer qualifies as the next sparkling young phenom of the industry?   Certainly,

Diction for Today’s Singer

Every collegiate voice major in the United States sooner or later will have to take diction—the class that teaches how to sing effectively in other languages besides English (although occasionally

An Argument against ABStinence

“I want to work out, but I’m afraid I’ll build up too much tension in my abs.” “Can I develop a six pack without screwing up my voice?” “If I

Is the Singer’s Larynx Really “Different”?

When I show photographs or videos of the larynx to a singer, the two questions I am most often asked are “Is there something different about a singer’s larynx?” and

Creating a Singer’s Press Release

You just finished a grand Memorial Day weekend at the CS Music Convention and Vocal Competition. (I’ll use this as an example but everything fits for anything else you do

Connections: It’s Who You Know

Turning acquaintances into career allies We all probably know on some level that it’s not wise to walk into every audition without having made any personal connections to those hiring.