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The Griffey Gospel : Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey

Anthony Dean Griffey’s career began with no resources, but with the help of generous and knowledgeable teachers, he has proven his masterful abilities and has had huge success in the

Opera Singer Othalie Graham

  This fall, Canadian Soprano Othalie Graham will make her role debut as Lady Macbeth at Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina.  Asked how she will play a character who is

True Confessions of a Backstage Mom

You want the best for your kids, right? That’s all a parent or guardian ever really wants. And yet, sometimes as parents, we don’t always do the best job at

Music Ed: A Call for Change

The time is now. This call to action is a collective move toward change for the modern age in Music Education. Here are several critical changes that must take place

Alive & Kicking: Rated R for Rat by Wang Jie

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

Get Ready to Dance : Preparing for Musical Theatre College Auditions

When it comes time to apply for college Musical Theatre programs, there are lots of things you can prepare in advance: your song cuts, your monologues, your pre-screen videos, but

A Conductor’s View: Maestro Andy Anderson

Maestro Andy Anderson is known for his knowledge and expertise in a vast array of repertoire, from Leoncavallo to Lerner and Loewe. His talent, versatility and collegial attitude have helped

Dr. Jahn and Your Health : Stay Healthy in School

From a rigorous schedule to late night study sessions, long hours in the practice room, and evening rehearsals, the life of a college music student presents a myriad of challenges, one of which is staying healthy. For the college singer- student, maintaining good health is even
more important. Here’s Dr. Jahn with some sound advice for keeping the doctor away.

Crossover Corner: Adjusting to Musical Theatre

Musical theatre performing requires a different type of voice training because it differs from any other singing. Voice teachers and vocal coaches train students in specific MT techniques that include,

Opera Dolls : Introducing Children to the World of Opera

CS Music loves to feature singers who are looking outside the box to find ways to share their love of singing. The Opera Dolls, founded by three opera singers, mezzo-soprano

Make Diction Understandable—and Entertaining!

Use of Multimedia for Illustration/Humor Diction is usually considered a dull subject, usually focusing on the correct understanding of rules, rather than the practical application of those rules to improve

Opera Overseas . . . with Company

How’s this for a musical life: rehearsals in the morning; afternoons free to explore your highly livable, cosmopolitan city; and evening performances with some the brightest stars of the opera