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Singer Spotlight: Elyse Anne Kakacek

CS Music loves to spotlight singers, especially when they have a special project they are working on. Elyse Anne Kakacek recently recorded and released Untethered: The Song Cycles of Valerie

How $750 per Night is Possible : Creating a Perpetual Job Machine

Performing a Concert in someone’s home can earn you $750 — sometimes half that, other times more. And, you can quickly create such venues so you perform 12 or more

Crossing Over: The Search for Stylistic Authenticity

Several articles in the May 2019 Classical Singer issue explore the topic of “crossover”—classical singers delving into musical theatre. In the cover article, Elizabeth Stanley details the path from her

Owning Your Vocal Health

Maintaining and caring for your instrument begins by advocating for yourself. 

A Composer Improvises : A Conversation with Jake Heggie

Get a closer look at a composer who strives to work with singers rather than making demands of them. His approach and techniques offer invaluable insight for every singer at any stage.

This Is Enough: Accepting and Appreciating Your Career at Every Stage

I am all about that hustle. We are in an industry that requires you to be constantly striving, creating and reaching for the next goal. An industry that necessitates self-marketing,

MINDSET Tips To Prime Your Audition

Do you bring your A Game to every audition or do you leave the room wishing you’d done better?  Many singers blame their poor auditions on their skill, technique and/or

Singers Succeeding in Europe

The musical bridges bonding and separating continents at the same moments are usually born in the wombs of international festivals. One of the toughest classical music celebrations of today –

Professor or Professional Singer? Both! Catherine Cook

Catherine Cook serves as Frederica Von Stade Distinguished Chair in Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she has been proud and thankful to teach for 13 years

Singers and Their Tonsils: In or Out?

  What are tonsils? What is their purpose? And what happens to my voice if I have them removed? These questions come up frequently when a young singer presents with

Crossover Corner : Musical Theater Auditions 101

The audition experience varies widely from classical to crossover styles. Find out what you need to know about the musical theatre audition process here. 

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing: Versatility Pays—Soprano Leah Podzimek

Hailing originally from Iowa, lyric soprano Leah Podzimek is a versatile performer currently based in Denver. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from Baroque ensembles to