From the Artistic Director


Welcome to the newly formed Cincinnati Song Initiative, which seeks to bring exciting and relevant art song programs to all corners of the greater Cincinnati area and beyond. Through its innovative programming, audiences will enjoy attending an array of performances which are part of intriguing large-scale thematic series. These projects could be completed during a single concert, last throughout an entire season, or span multiple seasons.

We are thrilled to have recently unveiled our exciting second season. Of note this season, CSI continues to build upon its early tradition of reaching out to other arts organizations in Cincinnati, in the spirit of collaboration, to provide relevant and world-class performances that cross any number of genres. To that end, we are excited to be partnering with the Willis Music Steinway Gallery of Kenwood, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and L'alliance Française de Cincinnati - all in one season. The educational and experiential performances that come from these unique collaborations will go unmatched, so make sure you get your tickets to experience it all!

As always, a nonprofit organization of this nature relies on the generosity of its supporters and friends. Please consider a donation to help continue your access to art song performance at the highest levels of artistry and innovation at affordable rates. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  And subscribe to our mailing list to stay in the loop regarding concerts and other news!

Warm regards,
Samuel Martin
Founder & Artistic Director