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Lasting and Important Heart Changes : Emerging Professional Winner Joel Balzun

"Is it necessary for every performance to be a benefit concert? I don't think so – sometimes art for art's sake is enough. But I'm a firm believer that the most meaningful musical experiences make the audience think and consider something. We cannot change the hearts of our audiences, but we can prompt the thoughts and questions which lead to lasting and important heart changes which can make our world a better place."

Drive-In Opera : Phoenicia Festival of the Voice

Maybe you went to a drive-in movie when you were a kid, and maybe you’ve attended live performances of grand opera. But you have never experienced anything like what you’ll

A Singer Turns 40 in Quarantine

Since New York adopted “shelter-in-place,” I’ve been staying with my parents where I grew up in Florida. I left for college at 18, then went straight to grad school in

Music: A Teacher, a Stress-Reliever and a Peace-Bringer

CS Music: What is your artist level and school if applicable? Michael Butler: I am currently a rising senior at University of Maryland, studying with Bass-Baritone Kevin Short. CS: What

Opera and Symphonic Metal : A Q&A with Moonlight Haze’s Chiara Tricarico

Symphonic metal is heavy without being noisy; this subgenre is similar to opera, since it is renowned for complex melodies and high-level vocalists who can emote and convey a sense

Why Sing What You Can’t Feel : HS Classical Winner Samuel Higgins

CS Music: Tell us a little about yourself. Samuel Higgins: I am a high school countertenor in Junior year at Milton High School.  CS: What is your dream role? SH:

Learning through Music : A Q&A with First Place Winner Shavon Lloyd

Shavon Lloyd was the First Place winner of the 2020 CS Music Vocal Competition for the Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Division. More than 1,600 singers participated in the online competition that culminated with the finals on May 30, 2020. This is part 3 of 6 as we highlight the First Place winner of each division.

Healthy Voice and a Healthy Belt

After 40 years in all aspects of vocal performance,  Jacalyn Kreitzer offers her thoughts regarding how to maintain a healthy vocal instrument, spirit, and body that can handle the demands of belt technique, performance, and life. 

Program Spotlight : Building Voices of the Future

Our CS Music Community is not one that is stagnant. We are made up of real musicians who offer diverse perspectives and experiences; even more importantly, we pay it forward

Putting in the Work : Competition Winner Nichelle Lewis

CS Music: Tell us a little about yourself. Nichelle Lewis: I am entering my senior year at Molloy College’s CAP21. I have been singing since the 5th grade when I

Mic Check : What Every Singer Should Know

Dr. Howell explains what classical singers should know about microphone technology and how singers can get the most for their money when buying microphones. 

Mildred Miller :  The Met’s Unstoppable Mezzo

Mildred Miller’s boisterous career has truly come full circle. Read about her early work in Europe that led to hundreds of Met performances and how all that experience is now impacting the lives of university students.