Convention Details

CS Music Convention

Events for Opera and Musical Theatre Singers

Chicago, May 23-26, 2019

Join us May 2019 in Chicago to sing, compete, and meet more singers!

Competition participants are automatically registered for a complimentary Convention Pass when they confirm their Second Round participation.
The Convention Pass is discounted for all teachers with the coupon code TEACHER.
Any parents or non-participating companions can attend with a Parent Pass.


Convention Pass ……. $145

Parent Pass  ……. $45

Hotel Deal


The Convention Pass Includes 3 Huge Events

  • Convention Classes
  • Masterclasses & presentations for high school, university, and professional singers are scheduled all day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Classes are presented by great programs such as New England Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mannes and 70 more programs. Convention Pass holders can attend any class. To sing in the class, sign up at the presenter’s Expo table. Singers are selected as time is available.

    New Guaranteed Class List! Starting this year, guarantee your singing time in a masterclass by reserving a space on a Guaranteed Class List. With your reservation, you get 10 minutes to sing and work with a master. Reservations will be available online late April or at the Convention in May. Guaranteed Class Lists will be filled strictly on a first-come, first served basis. Only Convention Pass holders can reserve a space on the list. Reservation fee: $55. Limit 4 signups per singer.

    Register for Guaranteed-to-Sing Lists on the Schedule Page

    Three spots will be guaranteed in each class. Additional participants will be selected from a class’ Wait List located at their Expo table the day of the class.

    The Audition Feedback Experience has been replaced with the new Guaranteed Class List.

  • Convention Presenters
  • Nathan Gunn, Presenter

    World-Renowned Baritone Nathan Gunn

    Elizabeth Stanley, Presenter

    Award Winning Broadway Star Elizabeth Stanley

    Anthony Dean Griffey, Presenter

    Grammy Winning Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey

    View the full schedule for more amazing presenters.

  • Watch the Vocal Competition
  • More than 1400 singers at the high school, college, or professional level compete for more than $2 million in university scholarships, summer program scholarships, and cash prizes.

    Watch the second, semifinal and final rounds live in Chicago.

    All competition participants receive one Convention Pass for free. No registration necessary.

    Every Convention Pass and Parent Pass gets one ticket to the Grand Finale Awards Concert Sunday night. Here we will announce the winners of every division and every 1st Place winner sings. It’s going to be a great concert!


  • The Expo
  • Meet with nearly 100 university programs, summer programs, sheet music vendors, and more Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    While visiting the exhibitor’s table, sign up on their masterclass Wait List. Guarantee you sing in their class with the Guaranteed Class List available online in April or at the Convention Registration Desk.

    It’s a great way to get to know their teaching style and a great way for them to get to know you and your name; important when it comes to scholarships!

    Open to all attendees and guests.


  • The Parent Pass
  • This pass is for parents or other family members attending with a singer. The pass includes a ticket to the Grand Finale Awards Concert. This pass does not allow you to sing in a masterclass, either on a Guaranteed Class List or a Wait List.  Click here to register for the Parent Pass.

  • Teacher Discount
  • Teachers get a discounted rate for the Convention Pass. Use discount code: TEACHER

Stay at the Convention Hotel

All Convention events will be held at:


Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611



Group Rate: $179

Group rates are available for May 22-30, 2019 so you stay after the Convention to enjoy everything Chicago has to offer.

Booking Deadline: May 7th.

Click Here to Book Online Today

Book by Phone? Call 800.325.3535. Let the reservations person know you want to book a room for the “CS Music Convention”.

Online Booking Tip: If you book with any online discounted hotel sites, you may not be able to get the rate. Once you book the room, the rate won’t be able to be changed.

“It is so valuable to stay in the hotel of the Convention – I would almost make it a requirement – I originally wanted to look for cheaper housing options on Priceline, but was SO glad I could just jet up to my room for more resumes or to change or grab some music etc … It would have been a mistake to stay somewhere else.” – Caryn Marlowe, Convention participant

Any questions? Please call the CS Music office at 877-515-9800.