Megan Gloss

Megan Gloss

Megan Gloss is a classical singer and journalist based in the Midwest.

The Fabulously Fit Singer: Yoga

Take a closer look at yoga and the benefits vocalists experience by accessing the core and pelvic floor.

The Fabulously Fit Singer

Making time for daily physical activity can be a challenge, especially when you’re in the throes of earning a college degree. But getting and staying fit really is paramount for singers whose instrument is their body. To help you get motivated, here’s a look at the benefits of yoga and physical activity for the voice.

Technology and Today’s Classical Singer

Technology has made the world very small. Have a closer look at how Skype propelled one aspiring vocalist’s education forward.

Coming Full Circle

With over a decade of leading roles on the world’s most impressive operatic stages, award-winning recording albums, and extensive concert work, renowned soprano Nicole Cabell shares her career highlights since her BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition win in 2005, what it has been like settling into an illustrious performance career, and her newfound love of teaching. Read more about her early beginnings as a Lyric Opera Center artist and her whirlwind career that eventually led to a return to the Windy City and finding a place to call home.

Hear more from Cabell in person this month at the CS Music Convention in Chicago,
May 25–28.

From Opera to Jazz

For 20 years Sylvia McNair captivated audiences in the U.S. and abroad. In the height of her success, however, she made a major turn from classical literature to American standards and jazz. Find out here what inspired this turn of events.

Rear-View Mirror, Part 2

In this continuation of part one, which appeared online at, singers offer perspectives on the education that prepped them for a career.

Rear-View Mirror: Part I : Prepping for a Career

Two singers offer perspectives on the education that prepped them for a career. Read even more hindsight in part two in the upcoming September University issue.

Meet the 2015 Winners of the Classical Singer Competition

Four winners from last year’s Classical Singer Competition in Chicago share how they discovered a love for classical music and career pursuits.

Family Man

Opera is a family affair for up-and-coming baritone Corey Crider, who balances being both full-time singer and full-time husband and father to his wife and their four children.

Showing Singers the Ropes

Mentors can help guide classical vocalists on the path toward a successful and thriving career. Find out what makes a good mentor and how to create your own circle of important advisors to guide and assist you along your career path.

The Future of Opera

Chicago is not only home to one of the top opera houses in the U.S., but that opera house also hosts one of the best Young Artist Programs in the country. Several of the 15 fortunate young artists currently participating in the program, along with the faculty and staff who provide their training and support, share with readers this month what makes this program so truly remarkable. The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago is much more than just a training ground for the classical singing stars of tomorrow.

Audition 101 for Opera Singers

Two general directors weigh in on how to put your best foot forward while keeping the audition process in perspective. Join singers at this year’s Classical Singer Convention in Chicago to hear more from Chicago Opera Theater’s Jerry Tietz and Florentine Opera’s William Florescu.