CS Music Convention 2024 Recap

CS Music Convention 2024 Recap

This year’s CS Music Convention and Competition took place in Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2024 where 105 scholarships were offered totaling more than $6.6 million!!! 

Nearly 700 singers and teachers gathered to compete and participate in the Convention. Here’s a little recap of the weekend:


Singers from all over the world, including the United States, China, and Trinidad, joined the competition. There were five categories this year: High School Classical, High School Musical Theatre, University Classical, University/Pre-Professional Musical Theatre, and Emerging Professional Classical. Over the course of four days, singers advanced from the first round, to a second round, the semifinals, and finally the finals. Here are the final results:

Musical Theatre High School:

  1. Tessa Osborne
  2. Sarah Osness
  3. Roger Wang

Alex Stoddard, Meghan Picerno, Roger Wang, Sarah Osness, Tessa Osborne, Darin Adams, Joanie Brittingham


Musical Theatre University/Pre Professional:

  1. Grace Foulsham
  2. Carlos Perez
  3. Sebastian Plymette

Joanie Brittingham, Darin Adams, Meghan Picerno, Sebastian Plymette, Carlos Perez, Grace Foulsham, Alex Stoddard

Classical High School

  1. Violet Paris
  2. Meghan Linnington
  3. Benjamin Pixley

Alex Stoddard, Kirsten Arnold, Benjamin Pixley, Meghan Linnington, Violet Paris, Joanie Brittingham

Classical University

  1. Ash Conner
  2. John Solomon Collins
  3. Sydney Sorbet

Alex Stoddard, Martin Fisher, Sydney Sorbet, John Solomon Collins, Ash Conner, Joanie Brittingham

Classical Young Artist/Emerging Professional:

  1. Dawson Franzino
  2. Jamilah Barnes
  3. Victoria Popritkin

Alex Stoddard, Helena Brown, Victoria Poprtikin, Jamilah Barnes, Dawson Franzino, Joanie Brittingham


The college expo was a great resource for students looking for scholarships and job opportunities. Juilliard, Indiana, FSU, USC, Michigan, NEC, Eastman, and over 70 other schools and programs participated this year. Students were also able to express interest in scholarships available from these schools. 



Over 115 masterclasses and workshops were offered throughout the four days. Masterclasses were held by professional singers and university professors. Opera legends Denyce Graves and Carol Vaness, Broadway singers Meghan Picerno and Martin Fisher, Met singers Helena Brown and Kirsten Arnold, Talent Casting Agents, and WNO’s Chris Cano were among them. There were many great topics to choose from! Singers were also able to sing for masterclasses and receive direct feedback and guidance.

A few other highlights include the Teacher Reception hosted by Appcompanist, a High School Dessert Night, and live announcement of the semifinal winners. 

Overall, the weekend was one to remember! There is something special about gathering with a group of people who are passionate about singing. Magical, you might say! A big thank you to everyone who participated this year! Thank you to all of the incredible singers, pianists, teachers, presenters, parents, exhibitors, and sponsors for being a part of and adding to the CS Music Community. 

If you weren’t able to make it this year, that’s okay! You can join next year in Chicago from May 23-26! More information and details to come. For now, as you move onto your next singing opportunities and endeavors, we wish you all the best! Break a leg, toi toi toi, and good luck!

Love, CS Music

CS Music Staff

CS Music is THE community for singers, teachers, and pianists. CS began in 1986 with the first issue of The New York Opera Newsletter and later to the award-winning magazine Classical Singer. Since 2003 CS has expanded to included articles, audition listings, and events for both classical and musical theatre singers worldwide! Free online articles and listings are available at www.csmusic.net.