Recent and Current Events

 - KCET TELEVISION SPECIAL:  Broadcast and running all summer,        fall 2013 and into 2014: I am the “Special Featured Host” on        the Pavarotti Gala, interviews with Suzannah Guzman   - Metropolitan Opera Gallery of Photos at the Metropolitan Opera House in        Lincoln Center, New York City: honored by having my photo displayed in the        MET’S permanent collection   - Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2014: adjudicator for the        MONC Rocky Mountain Regional Finals, in Denver   - Music Theater Bavaria, Oberaudorf, Germany, July 2014: faculty and master        class presenter: see “summer programs”   - Zachary National Vocal Competition East Coast auditions, New York City,        Feb. 24-29, 2014: adjudicator   - Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards Master Class: Disney Hall, January        19, 2014: master class presenter   - The Metropolitan Opera Radio on Sirius XM broadcasts opera recordings        every day, six recordings a day. The management has informed me that my        performances are now heard multiple times every week. Favorites include        the Met’s award winning recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s I        Vespri Siciliani with Montserrat Caballé.   -  The Metropolitan Opera also broadcasts continually the popular MET OPERA        on DEMAND. Here can be found at least six recordings for 2013-14 on which        I sing a principal role: Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette,        Queen Henrichetta in I Puritani, Ninetta in I Vespri Siciliani,        Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mercédes in Carmen,        Gymnasiast in Lulu.

I have been told that all 20 of my Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts will be        downloaded with 2014 being the target date.    - LA Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County:        Emerging Artist series on the Crystal Cruise line: Master Class presenter        and Gala concert Mistress of Ceremonies   - The ITV Studios Television Network, London England: advisor/vocal coach        to celebrity contestant on its TV Entertainment series, “Pop Star        to Opera Star”   - Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions: Adjudicator, 2011-12 Northwest        District, Portland Oregon   - National Center for Voice and Speech: Master Class, University of Utah,        Salt Lake City 2012, 2013   - 

Initiated 2012-2013 creation of a formal partnership between the Thornton          School of Music, USC and LOS ANGELES MUSIC CENTER SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM

- Ask the Dean broadcasts on KUSC in Southern California: researcher/writer        for two segments, 2013   - Master Classes at Sydney Conservatorium and at Melbourne University, Australia   - 

2012-13 Co-created a new research study on VOICE
The Department of Otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine, USC,          chaired by Dr. Uttam Sinha, MS, MD, FACS, Chief and Residency Program          Director, Head and Neck Surgery, and the Thornton School of Music Vocal          Arts, represented by Professor Cynthia Munzer have begun a new research          project on the voice, the relationship between changes in vocal quality,          hormonal variations and vocal therapy.

- August-May: Thornton School of Music,

   Vocal Arts and Opera, University of Southern California, Los Angeles   -  The Metropolitan Opera Guild Annual “Star Power” Luncheon,        New York: 2012-13 Honoree   -  Spotlight Academy, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, panelist and        presenter 2012, 2013   - Spotlight Master Class, Disney Hall, Los Angeles, 2013, 2014   - Vocal Competition Adjudications: Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition,        
     New York 2013, 2014   - 

Producer of Internet 2 video for Thornton School of Music and YouTube:          Internet 2 Master Class with Manhattan School of Music Vocal Arts Students          and Thornton Vocal Arts Students: already over 2000 hits 

- Invitation to adjudicate: Classical Singer Magazine National Convention,        Boston 2013   - Invitation to present Master Class: New York Singing Teachers Association,        Barnard College, New York City, 2013   - Invitation to adjudicate: Hawk Scholarship Vocal Competition, San Diego   - Invitation to adjudicate: Opera 100 Opera Competition, Orange Co. California   - Invitations by the Sydney Conservatorium and Melbourne, Australia   

Please contact Ms. Munzer at    for more detailed information and dates