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CS Music Vocal Competition Winners An amazing total of 803 singers participated in the 2022 CS Music Vocal Competition at the CS Music Convention in Chicago. The Convention featured classical

Five Musical Theater Dance Audition Tips : Beyond the Basics

Don't be underprepared for your next audition—whether opera or musical theatre. Go beyond the basics and learn 5 more tips for audition prep from Professor Kelly Todd who has choreographed more than 50 production and sat in on thousands of auditions.

Can a Toxic Teacher Ruin Your Career?

What do you do if your teacher is underwhelming, negative, or even emotionally abusive? Singer, teacher, entrepreneur and performer Minda Larsen continues her online series for singers with a look at how to deal with less-than-ideal training situations.

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Classical University

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Classical winners of the University Division.

Matthew Michael Brown : What I Look For

CS Music begins a new series of interviews featuring industry leaders who share what qualities they need most from artists in their employ. This week we talked with nationally acclaimed organist, conductor, and church musician Michael Brown.

CS Vocal Competition Winners : Musical Theatre Univ/PrePro

$14,000 of cash prizes and $4.2 million in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 CS Vocal Competition. Meet the winners in this online series. Here are the Musical Theatre winners of the University/Pre-Professional Division.

Breaking Down the Riffs with the Extraordinary Natalie Weiss

Broadway performer and voice teacher extraordinaire Natalie Weiss—creator of the Breaking Down the Riffs Online Singing Course—discusses Broadway auditions, running a voice studio, dealing with anxiety in today’s challenging world, and more.

Crossover Corner: Curating and Empowering Your Repertoire

Our new columnist for “Crossover Corner,” Peter Thoresen, offers advice for the classical singer new to musical theatre repertoire on how to find music to add to your “book” by creating curated playlists in streaming platforms.

Self-Tape Auditioning

Even with the return of in-person auditions, self-tapes continue to be a frequent requirement for singers. Whether it’s for a prescreen or the audition itself, learn more about how to put your best self forward for digital auditions.

Amplifying Female Voices: Ellen Mandel

An abundance of living women composers deserve our attention. To help change the traditional white male landscape of the classical repertory, we can program music by composers of all backgrounds. Read on to learn about composer Ellen Mandel.

Singing His Story – The Young and Talented Jonathan Harris

Before he ever heard an opera, fourteen-year-old Jonathan Harris has already landed contracts at Boston Lyric Opera & Boston Modern Opera Project. These coveted jobs have become a normal day for Harris, an honors student at Plouffe Academy.

High School Program Spotlight : Millbrook High School

CS Music is highlighting unique and impactful high schools, universities, summer programs, young artist programs, and other organizations that help singers. Meet Eddie Adams and the Millbrook High School Choir from Raleigh, North Carolina.