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.


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

The Makings of a Competition Winner

More than 1,200 singers participated in the annual CS Music Vocal Competition and more than 45 singers walked away with scholarship awards. CS Music set out to find out a

Masters of the Spiritual

CS Music is always looking for ways singers can perform in a variety of venues. One such experience took place to a sold-out audience June 2, 2019 at Bruno Walter

An Artist in Voice & Paint

Rina Lucas combines her artistic vocal and painting skills into a fascinating new career. We asked Rina seven questions to help us know how she keeps up with her artistic

From CS Competition Winner to Diva

Gillian Hollis’s Lessons Learned Gillian Hollis, the University Winner in 2012 CS Vocal Competition has found success and challenges since winning and she has some things she’s learned  about dealing

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