Cassandra White
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Biography
A native of Houston, Texas, Cassandra White is renown locally, nationally and internationally for such vehicles as her performance as Liza Hughes in Civil War, performed at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, and at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. She has also performed in France, Germany and
Switzerland with the Harlem Gospel Singers in The Best of Gospel – Rock My Soul.

Cassandra began her vocal career singing gospel and spirituals at the age of five. She was accepted into the rigorous training program of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. Upon graduation, Cassandra chose to attend Texas Southern University so that she could study under the acclaimed classical soprano teacher, Bernadine Oliphant. Cassandra was a finalist in the Houston Grand Opera Studio competition where she won the Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum Auditions and Awards. Cassandra continued her education at Rice University’s prestigious Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Joyce Farwell.

Cassandra has offered her talent to support many worthy causes for which she advocates. She is currently working on a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Kodaly Pedagogy and promoting both her first solo Gospel CD, Remembering the Spirituals and her newly released Classical/Jazz CD, Twisted Torch: A Celebration of Life! (a live benefit concert supporting AIDS Foundation Houston’s Mukuru Project.
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  • Members:
    Cassandra White
  • Sounds Like:
    Nina Simone, Katheleen Battle, Diana Krall, Gabriela Anders, KiKi Sheard
  • Influences:
    Marian Anderson, Aretha Franklin, Bernadine Oliphant, Katheleen Battle, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Donnie McClurkin, Bootsy Collins, Chaka Khan, Rev.James Cleveland, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Sting, Elton John, Barry Manillow, Chante Moore,
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    12/28/07
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/10/18 02:41:29
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