“She could sing before she could talk,” shares the mother of rising singer Luminosa as she recalls how the musician hummed along to the organ of their church even as an infant. Since then, her passion for music has been undeniable throughout her childhood. Today, she continues to shine as the next rising diva ready to take over the music industry.
Mary Kathleen Cassidy, better known as Luminosa, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At eleven years old, she started her formal training in musical theater and contemporary voice techniques. After finishing high school, she proceeded to study classical voice performance at Pennsylvania State University. She obtained a degree in English and a minor in vocal performance.
Luminosa developed her craft for over 15 years, mastering the fundamentals and advanced techniques in singing. Since two years ago, the well-trained musician has performed at numerous venues all over New York City and Pittsburgh. But more than her mastery in music, what truly sets the rising singer apart from the rest is her natural ability to bring the audience into her experience. She believes that she could bring positivity to her listeners by deeply connecting with them through the power of music. She seeks to use her music to light up other people’s darkest hours in life. Hence her name Luminosa, which means “bright light” in Italian.
Luminosa’s bright and cheerful personality radiates wherever she goes. When she enters a room, her positive attitude and ability to poke fun even at herself easily lighten up the ambiance of her surroundings. With this natural ability, she can also successfully establish a better connection with her audience and listeners.
While Luminosa naturally glows from within, she admits to having gone through darker times in life as well. “I’ve been through dark places, scary places, and I still choose to be a bright light,” shares the talented singer. But pulling herself up has shown her that there is more to life than its struggles. Combining her positive outlook in life and her impressive gift in music, she seeks to bring peace and calmness to others through her songs. Ultimately, she encourages others to learn to love their exceptional traits. She is also an avid advocate for body positivity.
Today, Luminosa continues to send love to everyone who comes across her music. “I want them to know that they are not alone, that there are people out there who care, that love still exists; and if they can’t see it now, it’s coming. I want them to know I will send them my love no matter what,” shares the seasoned musician.
In the future, Luminosa hopes to take her musical career to greater heights. With great passion and greater determination, she has no plans of stopping until she reaches the top. She dreams of making a significant mark in the industry. She continues to say, “I’ll keep failing, learning, and trying until I’ve made this world a better place.”
To know more about Luminosa and her music, please visit her official website.