The Business of Singing Workshop

"Astoundingly in-depth series of courses... essential"

"Cindy's Business of Singing classes are one of the most useful things a singer could experience while trying to make their way in the professional singing world at any capacity. Not only is there an amazing focus on how to specifically market yourself to the best of your abilities in every possible situation, it also includes invaluable knowledge about the business side of singing that is often only gained through actual experience as a working singer. So often a program or a music degree won't include anything about actually working as a singer beyond technique, stage experience, and acting, but Cindy's classes teach you how to effectively present those skills and how to monitor and run your experiences as a business. Cindy's experience in the business and her collaboration with other successful artists create an astoundingly in-depth series of courses that teach you everything you need as a working singer from taxes and management to social media platforms and audition materials. They are an essential supplement to anyone wishing to perform professionally as a singer!"

—Lauren Slagowski, soprano, graduate student

"'Real talk' advice and actionable ideas... left feeling motivated and empowered"

"Cindy has lots of experience and perspective to draw upon, being an opera professional working in several capacities; she also has the ability to get to the heart of your question quickly, talk about it frankly and constructively, and offer "real-talk" advice and actionable ideas. I found myself easily creating a "to-do" list from the feedback I received on my questions, and left her session feeling motivated and empowered."  

—Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano

"Excited to think of myself now as a small business owner"

Thank you again for your wonderful seminar last weekend. I am so glad we got to hire you! I have been going over my notes and the databases you have on your site, and I am very excited to think of myself now as a small business owner. I had not, until now, felt such a conviction that I have the ability to become a professional singer, let alone to do it according to my personal goals.

"Most inspiring and education"

Your seminar was easily the most inspiring and educational event that Student Opera At Portland State University (SOAP) has sponsored since its inception. I will be strongly urging next year’s administration to plan for a longer seminar with you next year so that more of your invaluable information can get to our singers. Thank you so much for providing this service for the good of the profession!
Tsipa Swan, Marketing Coordinator, Student Opera At PSU