Susan Mohini Kane, DMA, is the author of a cutting edge book on being a performer in the 21st century entitled The 21st Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the World. (Oxford University Press, 2015). As head of Vocal Arts and Opera at Cal State LA. Dr. Kane teaches applied voice for both undergraduate and graduate voice students as well as Vocal Pedagogy, Song Literature, Music as Service in the Real World, Performance Seminar, and Opera Performance. Dr. Kane hosts a weekly master class and/or recital on campus and is known for getting her students off campus performing in the community where it can really do some good. Susan Mohini Kane is an active performer regularly singing with local symphonies and opera companies as well as doing lots of new music and her signature art form: Classical Cabaret. Her most recent show: It's Alright to be Happy, is in production and will make its debut in Lake Charles, Louisiana in February 2017. In demand for workshops and university residencies, Kane is also available for concerts, classical cabarets, workshops, talks, and master classes as well as consulting for music faculties on how to update curriculum for the 21st century. Kane has been invited to do residencies at universities such as Vanderbilt University on the topic of Making a Difference and Making a Living as a Performing Artist in the 21st Century. Kane has her Doctor of Musical Art and Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her undergrad in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of Iowa. Please visit her websites: www.smkane.com or www.the21stcenturysinger.com.