Convention Details

CS Music Convention

the Event for Opera, Crossover, and Musical Theatre Singers

Chicago, May 23-26, 2019

Last year we were in Boston and amazing things happened for hundreds of singers like you!

More than 1,000 singers, parents, and teachers met with vocal schools and programs and networked with fellow artists.
Hundreds of singers attended and sang in masterclasses and business classes.
More than 45 singers won scholarships and awards totaling more than $3.2 million.

Join us May 2019 in Chicago to sing, compete, and network!

  Register for Classes

3 Huge Convention Events

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

     

  • Masterclasses, Presentations, and AFE
  • Attend masterclasses and presentations for High School, University, and Professional singers. Classes are scheduled all day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Everyone with a Convention Singer Pass will receive one Red Ticket to sign up on a school’s “Guaranteed to Sing” list.

    All Competition participants receive one Singer Pass for free. No registration necessary.

    The full schedule will be posted in March.

    Singer Pass ……. $195

    +1 Pass  ……. $45

    Add the Audition Feedback Experience (AFE) to sing in the faux audition sessions. Get immediate, verbal feedback and coaching from professionals who know how to get hired or accepted into vocal programs. Find out if you are singing the right repertoire, if your materials are as good as they need to be, and what you need to do to nail your next audition. Convention attendees with a Singer Pass or a +1 Pass can attend the class.

    AFE ……. $150 (signup in March)

    Mark Stoddard teaches singers the art of marketing their voice.

    Eduardo Chama with Rutgers University worked with singers in masterclasses.

    Deborah Voigt with San Francisco Conservatory worked with singers during a masterclass and several AFE sessions.

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

    Get to know the schools and give them the opportunity to get to know you. Open to all attendees and guests.

Stay at the Convention Hotel

All Convention events will be held at:

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
+1 312-464-1000

Group Rate: $179

Group rates are available for May 19-30, 2019 so you can come early or stay after the Convention to enjoy everything Chicago has to offer.

Booking must be made by May 7th.

Booking links will be posted at the end of 2018.

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

For questions, please call the CS Music office at 877-515-9800.