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Redefining the Diva: Meryl Dominguez

Soprano Meryl Dominguez is an up-and-coming star who is redefining what it means to be a diva in the twenty-first century. With first-rate training and performances at Santa Fe Opera,

Sound Ethics: In Search of Our Authentic Voice 

What should I sound like? What vocal technique works best for me? If you struggle to understand vocal technique these questions always arise, yet the answers remain the same: You and

All I Want for Christmas is… an Opera Career!

Can a college opera program give one all the necessary skills needed for a successful opera career in today’s opera industry? We all know what it’s like to want it

Singing on the Side

Meet vocalists who haven’t quit their day job—and don’t plan to anytime soon—and learn how they balance performance life with practicality in another profession. 

Jay Hunter Morris: :  Life as He Loves It

The life of a working singer can seem glamorous from the outside. Get an honest perspective from a singer who is working hard to maintain the many complexities of this field.

Crossover Corner : What Should I Sing at My Audition?

Rather than forcing yourself to be something you think auditioners want to see, show them exactly who you really are.  

Broadway Meets Opera in Legendary Stage Director Dorothy Danner

Dorothy Danner built an impressively vast and diverse career without any advanced degrees, learning instead from private teachers, directors, and working on professional stages. Regardless of her lack of classroom hours, she has taught at some of the most prestigious performing schools in the U.S., and her advice to young singers offers an invaluable perspective. Discover how this Broadway dancer and actress became an operatic stage director whose credits span from Once Upon a Mattress to Die Fledermaus. 

Negotiating Naturally and Powerfully!

It is tough for singers to even think about negotiating because most are kind and gentle souls and negotiating seems like the antithesis of an artful persona. So for my

Ear Training, Relative Pitch, & Perfect Pitch

Perfect pitch, relative pitch, & how to improve your sense of pitch with ear training What is “perfect pitch”? Perfect pitch, or “absolute pitch,” is the ability to identify or

The Roller Coaster Life of Arianna Zukerman

The roller coaster ride of GRAMMY nominated soprano Arianna Zukerman’s life has been dramatic, even by operatic standards. After growing up in an extraordinary musical family (She is the daughter

Alive & Kicking: A Song for Susan Smith

CS Music has partnered with Jessica Fishenfeld to spotlight her creative efforts to make opera more accessible for a new generation of music lovers. This light-hearted series gives you a

The “So You Want to Sing” Series Continues

The So You Want to Sing series, sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and published by Rowman & Littlefield, is almost complete. Series editor Matthew Hoch is