Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

Mary Denton Taylor is CS Music’s Online Magazine Editor. She loves helping thousands of singers find their potential at the CS Music conventions and vocal competitions. She is a former librarian who writes young adult and middle grade fiction when she isn’t working or being a wife and mom to her four music-loving kids.


College Connections: Are AP Classes Worth It?

Advanced Placement classes can add stress to your high school experience, but can also save time and money when you go to college. These courses can help you focus more intensely on your musical, theatrical, and dance training when you begin a university program.

The Magic of Tuacahn

Tuacahn Amphitheatre is a unique outdoor venue in southern Utah. Performers and staff share the spectacular experience of providing world-class family entertainment.

Natalie Weiss : Breaking Down the Melismas

Natalie Weiss started as a pianist, transitioned to singing, became a virtual hit on several platforms, went on to star on Broadway, and now shares her knowledge in an online riffing course. Find out what she has learned along the way and how her course can help all teachers and singers.

Breaking Down the Riffs with the Extraordinary Natalie Weiss

Broadway performer and voice teacher extraordinaire Natalie Weiss—creator of the Breaking Down the Riffs Online Singing Course—discusses Broadway auditions, running a voice studio, dealing with anxiety in today’s challenging world, and more.

High School Program Spotlight : Millbrook High School

CS Music is highlighting unique and impactful high schools, universities, summer programs, young artist programs, and other organizations that help singers. Meet Eddie Adams and the Millbrook High School Choir from Raleigh, North Carolina.

High School Program Spotlight : Charles City High School

Program Spotlights CS Music is highlighting unique and impactful high schools, universities, summer programs, young artist programs, and other organizations that help singers. If you want us to highlight your

Stefano de Peppo: Insights from an Italian Master

CS Music has had the privilege of working with Stefano de Peppo multiple times, and his Masterclasses have always been informative, encouraging, and extremely insightful. We had the opportunity to sit down with him and get a glimpse into his world and what he’s currently working on.

National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner: Ethan Kelso

CS Music loves to feature impressive artists/singers and Ethan Kelso is definitely one. Read about his amazing journey from his challenging childhood to his first big success of winning the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. We have no doubt this is only the beginning of his story.

True Confessions of a Backstage Mom

You want the best for your kids, right? That’s all a parent or guardian ever really wants. And yet, sometimes as parents, we don’t always do the best job at