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.


CS Vocal Competition Winner: Julia Tooker

Introducing Julia Tooker, first place in High School II Musical Theatre and third place in High School II Classical. Read on to learn about her thoughts on singing and what she is planning on next.

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Classical Young Artist/Emerging Pro

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Classical Young Artist/Emerging Pro Division.

Meet the Musical Theatre Winners : CS Vocal Competition 2022

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Classical winners of the High School II Division.

Meet the Winners : CS Vocal Competition—Musical Theatre High School I

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Musical Theatre winners of the High School I Division.

High School Program Spotlight : Benet Academy

CS Music is highlighting unique and impactful high schools, universities, summer programs, young artist programs, and other organizations that help singers. Meet Brian Wand and the Benet Academy Choirs from Lisle, Illinois. They were the Showcase winners at the 2022 CS Music Convention.

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Classical High School I

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Introducing our First and Second Place winners in the Classical High School I Division: Anjulie Djearam & Vivien Vigilante!

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Musical Theatre High School II

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Musical Theatre winners of the High School II Division.

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Classical University

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Classical winners of the University Division.

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Musical Theatre Univ/PrePro

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Musical Theatre winners of the University/Pre-Professional Division.

A Sit Down with College Admission Reps

CS Music Recruiting works with hundreds of schools, admission officers, and university faculty. We recently spoke with two leaders in the field to ask them their advice for prospective students and their parents. Bobby Shrader is the Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Fred Peterbark is Assistant Dean at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Opera Writers Diversity and Representation Initiative

merican Lyric Theater’s Opera Writers Diversity and Representation Initiative (OWDARI) is looking for new voices to take part in its signature Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). What should CS readers

Librettist Mark Campbell

ne of the twenty-first century’s busiest and most influential artists is someone you’ve never heard onstage or seen in the orchestra pit. Librettist Mark Campbell’s operatic work is staggeringly prolific,