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Option Up or Option Out? When to Stick with the Score

If you’ve ever listened to an original Broadway cast recording while following along with the printed music, you may have noticed some differences between what you hear and what you

Classical Concrete: A Review and Guide to the NYC Music Scene

Classical Concrete: March 2019 March 7, 2019 | Wine & Food Tasting 7PM | Show 8PM American Baritone, Lucas Meachem, and his wife, pianist Irina Meachem, bring Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder to a

HOW and WHEN to Find a Manager

Beginning the search for a manager is an exciting time, even if a bit daunting.  Not easily found as a subject in performance curriculums at schools and universities, if at

CS Music Singer Spotlight – Carmela Altamura; 50 Years of Service

Competitions are the great springboard for singers that can launch a career or simply give great feedback and a chance to earn some cash prizes or scholarships. So, when the

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Dean Southern

Careers in music are often the result of long, winding journeys, not direct pathways.  Dr. Southern’s journey is no exception. Dr. Southern’s first two degrees are in piano performance.  He had

Got Authenticity? It’s Your Bio’s Missing Ingredient

Last week Anna Manalo wrote in with a juicy branding and marketing question for all of us to chew on. Here’s what Anna asked about, “how to determine/identify authenticity for

Brexit – How are singers and musicians affected?

The word Brexit conjures up all sorts of horror scenarios for anyone thinking of doing business in the United Kingdom after March 29, 2019.  As of right now, Brexit is

Sane Singing: A Guide to Vocal Progress

D. Brian Lee thought he had no talent for singing. At least that was his conclusion after a humiliating vocal exam in college. It was the experience of playing in

The Doctor Is In: Ask Dr. Jahn – Vocal Fold Hemorrhage

Dr. Anthony Jahn answers questions each month for CS Music. If you have a question, email support@csmusic.net. How big is the risk of vocal fold hemorrhage when taking high concentration ibuprofen

Pride and Prejudice: Preface to the Opera (Abridged)

I’ve been asked. “After all the films, plays and books, who needs an operatic version?” I can answer this question only with a more difficult question: “Why has no one

Tempests In Teapots? No! Hurricanes In Thimbles! The Songs of C.P.E. Bach

I first encountered the songs of Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach when I was putting together a concert of 18th century music with some friends. While I’ve been singing the cantatas

The Doctor Is In: Ask Dr. Jahn – Haller Cells

Dr. Anthony Jahn answers questions each month for CS Music. If you have a question, email support@csmusic.net.  How do Haller cells and a nasal polyp affect resonance? What solutions do