z 2020 Convention Home Page Archive

NOTICE: CS Music is closely monitoring recommendations from the CDC concerning COVID-19. We have not made any decisions about the CS Music Convention but will make an announcement by March 31.


Washington, D.C.

May 21 -24, 2020

CS Vocal Competition

Compete for cash prices and vocal program scholarships.
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Ensemble Competition

Bring your group to compete in the Musical Theatre & Opera Ensemble Competition.
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Masterclasses & Workshops

Register for a pass to attend masterclasses and workshop. Singers competing in the Solo or Ensemble competitions are automatically registered for a Attendee Pass when they confirm their Second Round participation.

Presenters include:

Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade, Denyce Graves, Greg Brown (Royal Caribbean Cruises Casting Director ), Robert Ainsley (Washington National Opera YAP Director), Nicole Cabell, Broadway Star Alex Finke, and faculty presenters from more than 80 universities including NEC, Eastman, San Francisco Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, NYU, UCLA, and dozens of others!

Attendee Pass     $145     Register

Parent Pass     $45      Register

Teacher Pass    $95     Register


College Expo & Exhibiting

Meet with nearly 100 university programs, summer programs, sheet music vendors, and more Friday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9 am – 12 pm.

Sign up to participate in classes online before the Convention or the day of the class at the exhibitor’s table. Online signups start in April.

Meeting with schools is an important way to get to know their teaching style and a great way for them to get to know you and your name; important when it comes to scholarships!

Open to all attendees and guests.


Professional Auditions

  • Royal Caribbean CruisesRoyal Carribean Productions is holding their auditions at the Convention. They are seeking talented singers with professional theatre and/or concert backgrounds. Prepare your best 16-32 bars that shows range and personality.
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  • Panel AuditionsParticipate 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!
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These audition opportunities are held at the Convention but additional registration is necessary for each event.


Stay at the Convention Hotel


Group Rate: $189       Reserve Your Room

Space is limited and sells out every year. Book early to avoid not being able to stay where you sing.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC   20008


Join us for an amazing vocal arts weekend!

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