CS Music Staff

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.


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

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

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

Singer Spotlight: Elyse Anne Kakacek

CS Music loves to spotlight singers, especially when they have a special project they are working on. Elyse Anne Kakacek recently recorded and released Untethered: The Song Cycles of Valerie

Alive & Kicking: Rated R for Rat by Wang Jie

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

A Conductor’s View: Maestro Andy Anderson

Maestro Andy Anderson is known for his knowledge and expertise in a vast array of repertoire, from Leoncavallo to Lerner and Loewe. His talent, versatility and collegial attitude have helped

Opera Dolls : Introducing Children to the World of Opera

CS Music loves to feature singers who are looking outside the box to find ways to share their love of singing. The Opera Dolls, founded by three opera singers, mezzo-soprano

Alive & Kicking: American Opera “Legendary”

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

Becoming the Consummate Singer! : Grammy Award Winning Bass Baritone Mark S. Doss

How does bass baritone Mark S. Doss maintain stamina, vocal health and mental peace? Surely his extraordinary journey has taken great effort to navigate. It has taken him around the

Academy of Vocal Arts : Helping Singers Succeed!

Amazingly, since 2000, more than 90% of AVA (Academy of Vocal Arts) alumni continue active singing careers. Many singers agree with Bryan Hymel, a renown tenor and AVA grad, “AVA

Alive & Kicking: Launching Opera Into Mainstream

There’s a new Web Series in town, and it has its sights set on launching opera into the mainstream! Made for opera professionals, fans, and novices alike, we are pleased

Spotlight on Soprano Karen Slack

It’s hard to imagine, but Soprano Karen Slack’s illustrious career was jump-started by a happenstance meeting at a Wendy’s. Karen is known for her beautiful, flexible and expressive voice, which

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