Convention Schedule

Join the CS Music Singing Community in Washington D.C., May 21-24

90+ Masterclasses from university faculty and industry professionals including:

 

CONVENTION PASSES

Attendee Pass
  Register Now $145 to attend masterclasses, workshops, & concerts
Teacher Pass
  Register Now $95 discounted Attendee Passes just for teachers
Parent Pass
  Register Now $45  for parents accompanying a singer to every event
COMPETITION participants receive a free Attendee Pass. No need to register.

Want to Sing in a Masterclass?

To sing in a masterclass, you must have an Attendee or Teacher Pass.

Sign up online and be guaranteed 10 minutes to work with the presenter. Online signups begin in April and end at 6 am the day of the class. $55 per sign up.

Sign up in person at the exhibitors’ College Expo & Exhibitor table the day of the class for free. If the class presenter doesn’t have a College Expo & Exhibitor  table or if the class is on Thursday, you can sign up in the class.

Class Key


Genre

Classical, Musical Theatre
Audience

High School, University,
Emerging Professional/Professional

 

Thursday, May 21

Competition 1st Rounds
1:00 – 8:00 pm

CS Music Panel Auditions

Participate in the CS Music Panel Auditions to sing in front of a panel of companies, managers and agents. Receive written feedback and the chance to get hired!

1:00 – 8:00 pm

Classes, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Audition Coaching
Presenter: Eric Trudel

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Audition Coaching
Presenter: Myron Silberstein

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Audition Coaching
Presenter: Kristin Roach

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April



Classes, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Audition Coaching
Presenter: Eric Trudel

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Audition Coaching
Presenter: Myron Silberstein

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Audition Coaching
Presenter: Kristin Roach

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


SFCM Masterclass
Presenter: Matthew Worth

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Classes, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Audition Coaching
Presenter: Eric Trudel

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Audition Coaching
Presenter: Myron Silberstein

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Audition Coaching
Presenter: Kristin Roach

Work on your audition with a great coach. Classes are scheduled at the beginning of the Convention to help you polish your audition for this weekend.

Sign Up to Sing in April


Schmidt Vocal Arts Masterclass
Presenter: Denyce Graves
Sing with Schmidt Vocal Artist Denyce Graves

Sign Up to Sing in April


 

 

Friday, May 22

Competition 2nd Rounds
9:00 am – 8:00 pm

College Expo & Exhibiting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Classes, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Royal Caribbean
Presenter: Ryan Saab, Greg Brown, Robert Kling
A Look Behind The Table: Auditioning 101

Sign Up to Sing in April


U of Maryland
Presenter: Jennifer Casey Cabot
Diction – How to integrate vowel and consonant knowledge and awareness in your technique.

Sign Up to Sing in April



Classes, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Royal Caribbean
Presenter: Ryan Saab, Greg Brown, Robert Kling
A Look Behind The Table: Auditioning 101

Sign Up to Sing in April


Eastman
Presenter: Katherine Ciesinski

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McGill University
Presenter: Dominique Labelle
Masterclass with Director of Opera Studies

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Classes, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Converse College
Presenter: Anne Denbow

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Furman
Presenter: Grant Knox
Preparing for your college auditions- Audition Techniques

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Roosevelt Univ-CCPA
Presenter: Judith Haddon, Mark Crayton
It Takes a Village

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Classes, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

DePauw University
Presenter: Andre Campelo

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Vanderbilt-Blair
Presenter: Tyler Nelson

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SFCM
Presenter: Rhoslyn Jones

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Classes, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Illinois Wesleyan U
Presenter: William Hudson, Laurel Beard

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U of Maryland
Presenter: Carmen A. Balthrop, Delores Ziegler
Home Run Auditions. Learn to: Make the “pitch”, Be a “hit”, and Never “Strike Out”

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UBC Vancouver
Presenter: J. Patrick Raftery

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Royal Caribbean Productions Auditions

Sign up with Royal Caribbean or at the Convention.
No additional cost for this audition!

4:00 – 8:00 pm

Classes, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Butler
Presenter: Oliver Worthington, Dana Zenobi

Sign Up to Sing in April


Longy School of Music
Presenter: Carol Mastrodomenico, Karyl Ryczek, Angela Gooch
Vowel Voyage: Sensation and Inflection
Part I Using the science of first and second formants along with the sensation of “forward vowel production” we will investigate how to find each singer’s optimum vowel placement. Singing through pieces only on vowels and using a variety of unconventional ways. Come go on a vowel voyage with us. 

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Potomac Vocal Inst.
Presenter: Elizabeth Bishop, Arianna Zukerman

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Classes, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Pepperdine
Presenter: Louise Lofquist

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Mason Gross
Presenter: Edward Charma

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Open Sing with Appcompanist
Game Night
8:30 – 10:00 pm

 

 

Saturday, May 23

Competition 2nd Rounds
9:00 am – 8:00 pm

College Expo & Exhibiting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Classes, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Penn State Univ
Presenter: Jennifer Trost, Ted Christopher
The Acting Singer

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Classes, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

McGill University
Presenter: Dominique Labelle

Sign Up to Sing in April


Classes, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Roosevelt Univ-CCPA
Presenter: Judith Haddon, Mark Crayton
It Takes a Village

Sign Up to Sing in April


Classes, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Bathesda Summer
Presenter: Mira Yang
Vocal Science: Get to know the voice instrument


Schmidt Vocal Arts
Presenter: Katherine Jolly
Sing with Schmidt Vocal Artist Katherine Jolly (Oberlin)

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Univ. of Michigan
Presenter: George Shirley

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Classes, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

FIO ITALIA
Presenter: Kathryn Hartgrove

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Mason Gross
Presenter: Edward Charma

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Respirio Opera, NYC
Presenter: LeAnn Overton


Classes, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Baldwin Wallace
Presenter: Marc Weagraff

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Longy School of Music
Presenter: Carol Mastrodomenico, Karyl Ryczek, Angela Gooch
Vowel Voyage: Science and Sensation
Part 2 Come continue on our Vowel Voyage by investigating how using only vowels allows you to find optimal resonance and specific communication. Using a variety of inflection, speech and physical exercises each singer will find new sensations and communicative skills.

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Oberlin Conservatory
Presenter: Katherine Jolly

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SFCM
Presenter: Frederica von Stade

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Classes, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Schmidt Vocal Arts Masterclass
Presenter: Denyce Graves

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Competition

Ensemble Division Concert

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

 

Sunday, May 24

College Expo & Exhibiting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Competition

Musical Theatre Division Final Rounds

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Competition

Classical Division Semifinal Rounds

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Classes, 10:00 - 11:00 am

AST Publications
Presenter: Jonathan Edward Mann
Settling the Score: The Truth Behind the 24 Italian Songs and Arias


U of Illinois
Presenter: Nathan Gunn, Julie Gunn

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Classes, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Roosevelt Univ.-CCPA
Presenter: Nadine Gomes
How to Put Together a Compelling Audition Package for College MT Auditions

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The Univ. of Alabama
Presenter: Alexis Davis-Hazell
Classical & Contemporary Resonance in a Single Day
Understanding the differences in cultivation of aesthetically applicable resonances in Classical, Musical Theatre and Contemporary singing styles. Strategies for switching modes within the same day and hour for audition, or in performances demanding more than one vocal modality. Singers bring one (1) aria or art song excerpt and one (1) musical theatre or contemporary song excerpt.

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U of Illinois
Presenter: Nathan Gunn, Julie Gunn

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Classes, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Converse College
Presenter: Anne Denbow
Mixing It Up – Healthy Belting for Singers

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University of Miami
Presenter: Robynne Redmon

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SFCM
Presenter: Frederica von Stade

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Competition

Classical Division Final Rounds

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Classes, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

DePauw University
Presenter: Kerry Jennings

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Butler
Presenter: Oliver Worthington, Dana Zenobi

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Univ. of Michigan
Presenter: George Shirley

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Eastman
Presenter: Nicole Cabell

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Classes, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Illinois Wesleyan U
Presenter: William Hudson, Laurel Beard

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Alex Finke Masterclass

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Grand Finale Awards Concert
7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

As always, this schedule is subject to change. A final printed schedule will be given to attendees at the Convention.