Concert Series - "Genius Children" - featured in ClarkNOW

Cailin, along with cellist and curator, Ariana Falk discuss the concert series honoring the musical work of Black composers that Clark University's music performance faculty are mounting this Fall.

The effort was featured in ClarkNOW, the university's online magazine.

Cailin appears on "The Young Artist Podcast"

Cailin was featured on a new podcast for Young Artists in opera. Emily Hughes, mezzo-soprano and creator of the podcast, interviewed Cailin about his professional journey and some of the initiatives he is spearheading to challenge the structures of the classical music industry. They were joined by baritone Jermaine Woodard, Jr.

Cailin to give new online lecture series

In response to the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cailin will lead ongoing rehearsals of both the Bennington County Choral Society and the Keene Chorale, in hopeful preparation of concert performances in late Spring 2021.

In addition to that, Cailin will give a series of monthly lectures, online, for the enrichment of the larger regional community.

Cailin a featured panelist on the Dallas Opera Network's "The Quick with Michael Mayes"

Cailin appeared on a panel of Black classical vocal artists to openly discuss the issues of systemic racism in classical music and how the pandemic combined with the racial tensions across the country have shifted the social conversation and will drastically changed the performance industry moving forward.

Cailin appears on "The Everyday Musician" Podcast

Violinist Eric Mrugala interviewed Cailin about his art, training, and thoughts about educating the next generation of performers.

Cailin receives rave review for performance in PanOpera's Barber of Seville

For his performance in the title role of Figaro, Cailin "delivered a brilliant Largo and continued to shine vocally and dramatically for the entire performance."

Cailin receives great reviews for performances in TUNDI's Tristan und Isolde

For his performance in the role of Kurwenal, Cailin was "passionate and stalwart" and "brought a handsome, variegated baritone and lively, original acting skills." 

Cailin appointed to new post;
will join music faculty at Clark University

Cailin has been appointed the Director of Choral Activities and Music Performance in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Cailin is the first artist to hold this newly-made post at Clark University, in which he will direct the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, oversee all other music ensembles, and manage the Music Performance program. He will also be teaching academic courses, teaching voice and coaching music majors, and collaborating with the other artist-faculty to expand and bolster the music program's performance curriculum.


Cailin to join faculty of Vermont Governor's Institute on the Arts

Cailin will join the faculty for the Vermont Governor's Institute on the Arts this summer, for their 2-week intensive arts program at Castleton University.

The Governor’s Institutes is the flagship residential enrichment program for high school students in Vermont. Created in the Governor’s School model, GIV empowers young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings which inspire their academic and creative passions, build confidence and leadership, and expand their sense of possibility.

For information about The Governor's Institutes, click here. >

For information about The Governor's Institute on the Arts specifically, click here. >

Keene Chorale wins Ewing Arts Award

On July 25, Cailin attended the Ewing Arts Awards Gala at the Redfern Arts Center (Keene State College) with members of the Keene Chorale Board of Directors, and accepted a 2018 Ruth and James Ewing Arts Award for Excellence in Performance Arts. This honor included a profile video, magazine profile, and newspaper coverage.

15th Anniversary Concerts a resounding success

The combined 200+ voices, powerful orchestra, and world-class soloists for the Verdi Requiem concerts in Northfield (MA) and Bennington (VT) not only garnered thrilling ovations but attracted much attention from the local newspapers.

"Inspiration and energy flow from Keene Chorale's magnetic maestro"

Cailin was the Keene Sentinel's front page Monadnock Profile this April for his work with The Keene Chorale.

Cailin receives rave review for performance in PanOpera's Le Nozze di Figaro

For his performance in the role of COUNT ALMAVIVA, Cailin receives the "most enthusiastic applause of the evening." Read more of this rave review below.

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