MFA - Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
BFA - Acting with an Emphasis in MT
Wright State University
Voice Faculty at Boston Conservatory
Actor. Singer. Voice Teacher. Passionate Musician. Voracious Reader. Sentimental Pisces. Omnivert. Enneagram 3w4. Diet Coke Addict. Loving Dog Mom.
Cultivating honest expression through the voice is at the heart of Cassi's teaching. She specializes in Musical Theater and Pop/Rock singing styles with particular expertise in helping vocal artists cross into new genres.
Cassi is a performer and voice teacher based in NYC. As a performer and proud member of AEA, she has worked professionally in theaters across the United States. Favorite roles include Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music (International Tour), Sharon Graham in Master Class (Human Race Theatre) and Florinda in Into the Woods (Encore Theatre). Cassi sang alongside Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winner Leslie Uggams in concert at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, Ohio in 2016. As a cabaret artist, she has sung in various New York cabaret spaces including 54 Below, where her performance of “A Little Priest” from Sweeney Todd was featured in several “Best Of NYC Cabaret” lists. She was also a semi-finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition in 2016 and a finalist in the NATS National Musical Theater Competition in 2019. Cassi holds an MFA from Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy and a BFA from Wright State University in Acting with an Emphasis in Musical Theater.
Cassi maintains a robust private voice studio based in NYC, with additional virtual students from all over the country. Her students have performed on Broadway, in national tours, cruise ships, regional theatre, and have also released studio albums, singing original music in venues throughout the country. She presented at the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop in 2022 on finding sustainability and authenticity in pop/rock singing alongside Dr. Jessye DeSilva. There, Cassi was able to share her knowledge and expertise with other voice teachers from all over the world. Additionally, she has spent time teaching voice at The Fund for College Auditions and at Boston Conservatory at Berklee for their Musical Theater Dance Intensive. She served as a teaching assistant to Christine Adaire, Designated Master Linklater Voice Teacher, in teaching Linklater: Voice and Speech to MFA students at Boston Conservatory. Cassi also has expertise in training rough vocal effects, the topic on which she wrote her graduate thesis.