Program Spotlights

Celebrating Two Decades of Somatic Voicework

The LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework, founded by Jeanette LoVetri and housed at Baldwin Wallace University, celebrated its 20th year in 2022.

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.

Studio LIS: A New Approach to Artistic Development

Studio LIS carves a niche for singers whose educational experience has been unequal. Elisabeth Stevens focuses on educating singers holistically as part of her efforts to build diversity within the industry.

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

The Dessoff Choirs at 100 Years—Almost

Music Director Malcolm J. Merriweather shares about the mission of Dessoff, its members, and plans for its centennial season.

Benjamin Spierman: Successfully Fulfilling the Mission of Bronx Opera

Since its establishment in 1967, Bronx Opera (BxO) has been providing performance opportunities for singers at the start of their careers, and their alumni have been featured on the world’s stages. Throughout the years, the company has also worked tirelessly to bring opera into
the community and expand audiences. BxO’s General Director Benjamin Spierman gives us a
glimpse into the company’s work and upcoming productions.

The Musical Athlete

Chris Kelly and Stephanie McCranie, founders of The Musical Athlete and a newly engaged couple, have made it their mission to demystify physical training for vocalists and take singers to the next level.

Opernfest Prague: When Classical Singing Meets Community

Opernfest Prague, an innovative training environment, brings exclusive training, performance and professional development opportunities to international young artists.

As Told By: History, Race, and Justice on the Opera Stage

Black composers and musicians have been around for centuries, but their work is just now becoming part of the canon. While opera companies and symphony orchestras began to plan works by marginalized composers in their seasons in the last few years, one group that stands out in doing this work for almost 30 years is the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP). BMOP was founded in 1996 by conductor Gil Rose and in tandem with Odyssey Opera, they are devoted to performing and recording forgotten or overlooked pieces in the hopes of bringing them back into the standard repertoire.

The English National Opera’s Breathe Program : Singing Pioneer in COVID-19 Recovery

Discover how the English National Opera has addressed Long COVID and the accompanying breathing and anxiety problems many people face through their ENO Breathe program.

Program Spotlight—Opera on Tap : Online Playground

For my generation, arts education was still very much so a requirement in most if not all school systems. Upon entering the classroom, you knew that that room, however small or large it may be, was an artistic and magical place. It was a fairly common feeling in every school I have attended. Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms at one point were thought of as brothers in my mind; they were usually mentioned together. Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss were spoken in the same if not higher esteem during my tenure as a student.

Teatro Nuovo

I attended my first opera at The Met, The Barber of Seville, with my grandparents when I was
eight years old. For the ensuing decade, my grandfather’s tutelage nourished my nascent love of
opera. In high school, my decision to see Janáček’s Jenůfa created an unexpected schism
between my grandfather and me in our operatic appreciation, as he did not know much about
Czech opera.

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