RICHARD F. GOLD CAREER GRANT
In 2019, Ms.Kushnick was chosen as a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, provided by The Shoshana Foundation. This is presented to a graduating student that demonstrates exceptional promise for a career on the operatic stage.
For more information about The Shoshana Foundation, please visit www.shoshanafoundation.org
"VANNESSA" AT CARNEGIE HALL
Ms.Kushnick made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Vanessa Quintet for the MSM Centennial Gala in April 2019.
THOMAS HAMPSON MASTER CLASS
Ms.Kushnick recently participated in a master class and live webcast with Thomas Hampson at the Manhattan School of Music.
Soprano, Christina Kushnick is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and was under the tutelage of Shirley Close. Ms. Kushnick is also a past student of Dolora Zajick’s Institute of Young Dramatic Voices from 2017-2020. Previous credits include Aïda (High Priestess), and scenes from Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne) and Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia). She was also chosen as the Soprano Solo Cover for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 during Manhattan School of Music’s Centennial Celebration. Other past performances include Hansel and Gretel (The Witch) with Manhattan School of Music, made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Vanessa Quintet for the MSM Centennial Gala in April 2019, and attended the Musik Theater Bavaria program in Oberaudorf, Germany in July 2019. Ms. Kushnick is a humble recipient of the Licia Albanese/Puccini Scholarship and the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.