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Marco Nistico: Opera Renaissance Man for the 21st Century

Marco Nistico is a Renaissance Man for opera in the twenty-first century. Born and raised in Italy, he probably never imagined that he would enjoy an international career as an

LACHSA High School Spotlight : with Suzanna Guzman

CS Music loves to spotlight high school programs, especially when they are as inspiring as the group at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Suzanna Guzman is the

A Met Star with an Old-School Approach: Professor Nathan Gunn

    “Beauty comes with health…”: a refreshing perspective on teaching singing. Professor Nathan Gunn, who has been on the Faculty at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for twelve years has

Alive & Kicking: Companionship

CS Music has partnered with Jessica Fishenfeld to spotlight her creative efforts to make opera more accessible for a new generation of music lovers. This light-hearted series gives you a

Get CAST in Musical Theater as a Crossover Artist

Are you an opera singer who loves singing showtunes in the car? Do you perform Broadway standards during your solo shows and cabarets? Do you want to perform in a

The Singer’s Library: Auditioning for College Musical Theatre Programs 

The Singer’s Library column in the November/December issue of Classical Singer highlighted the book College Prep for Musicians, which offers information about applying to college music programs. But what about

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Concert Venues

A musician asked me where to send concert pitches. She wanted to know how to find appropriate places to perform so she could send more effective pitches and get better

Developing Healthy Figurative and Physical Voices

Ever walk into a voice lesson or rehearsal after a bad day or an argument with your significant other and feel you have vice grips around your throat? Our emotional

Is My Body Keeping Score?

  I love massages. My husband and I had never had a couple’s massage and the past weeks have been quite stressful for our family so I took the liberty

Musical Theatre College Auditions : Practical Advice

Pay attention to audition requirements for each school where you are applying! Most MT program auditions require 2 contrasting song cuts and 1-2 short monologues, but be sure to keep

From Competition Winner to German Opera : Matthew Swensen

My first introduction to Classical Singer was in 2008 when I traveled with my parents to the convention in San Francisco. I was only 14 years old, not quite old

Nailing Your University Scholarship Audition

Don’t forget the seemingly small details when preparing for university auditions. They can make a big difference in whether or not you are successful.