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Cassandra, also known as Cassandra Pinataro, is an artist bringing a new perspective to the pop music scene. As an opera singer and pop singer-songwriter, she is using lyrical depth and melodic intrigue in her mission as an artist is to inspire others to find their inner fire and motivation while staying true to their own values. With strong vocals and a range that spans over four octaves, she is determined to stretch the limits of pop music and be the role model she needed in music as a young girl. Follow her journey on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook @youknowcassandra.
Cassandra's pop career began in 2021 with monthly releases of singles leading up to the release of her first EP, "Made for Me," and was followed by multiple singles such as, "Meanwhile in My Head," "Only Christmas Wish," (feat. Bryan Ruby), "Free Woman," and her recent sad girl pop anthem, "Highlight the Real," which encourages others to take the veil off of social media's highlight reel and look after their mental health. Since then, she has released "Next Christmas," "Business Casual," and "Love You Back," the latter being a new mental health anthem and campaign as she continues competing for Miss America as Miss Music City 2023.
Throughout her life, she has been involved in many genres of music and recently graduated with a Bachelors of Music in classical vocal performance at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Currently, Cassandra is getting her Master's of Music Business from Berklee College of Music Online while living and creating music in Nashville, TN.
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JOIN THE LOVE YOU BACK MOVEMENT
Love You Back
LOVE YOU BACK! Join me in this movement for self love, acceptance, and celebration.
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STREAM NEXT CHRISTMAS
Santa forgot my love life this Christmas, but maybe he'll get it right Next Christmas!
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Highlight the Real
I always condemn social media for being a highlight reel, but I have to admit that I've contributed to it. This past year has been one of the best of my career as you've seen online, but what I've kept private is that this has been one of the toughest years of my personal life. I've gone through breakups, both with guys and with friends, I lost my
I always condemn social media for being a highlight reel, but I have to admit that I've contributed to it. This past year has been one of the best of my career as you've seen online, but what I've kept private is that this has been one of the toughest years of my personal life. I've gone through breakups, both with guys and with friends, I lost my grandfather, left the city I've called home for 4 years, and much more. While I thought I was protecting my personal life, I realized I wasn't being fully authentic with you. I wasn't showing all of me. So now it's time to highlight the real. I hope you do the same. xo
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Have someone ever made you feel so loved and safe that you felt free?
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Only Christmas Wish
Cassandra (feat. Bryan Ruby)
Get into the Christmas spirit with this track!
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Meanwhile in My Head
"Meanwhile in My Head" highlights the juxtaposition between feelings of love and betrayal when infidelity is feared within a relationship. I hope this song can make someone feel less alone if they are going through this! Ps. Headphones really bring out the harmonies and creative flair throughout this song.
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Made for Me
Made for Me is an anthem about being unapologetically YOU. People may try to hold you back, tell you to be less, or judge you for being yourself. This song is an ode to the fighters who aren't afraid to be themselves and will take charge of their lives before allowing someone else to hold them down. I hope Made for Me gets you dancing and
Made for Me is an anthem about being unapologetically YOU. People may try to hold you back, tell you to be less, or judge you for being yourself. This song is an ode to the fighters who aren't afraid to be themselves and will take charge of their lives before allowing someone else to hold them down. I hope Made for Me gets you dancing and celebrating the joy of sharing the beautiful YOU with the world.
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Have you ever heard the story of a city girl falling for a country boy? It may not last, but it leaves some wonderful memories. Step into sweet nostalgia with me as you jam "Love Country" with the windows down!
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I won't let boys play with my heart. Drinking Games is about standing up for myself and having the inner security to turn down late night calls while seeking true love and real relationships.
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“The introduction to Cassandra’s “Drinking Games” opens with a soft fade in that quickly establishes a dark and tense like sound that perfectly captures the audience’s attention. The vocal production throughout the song is excellent because most listeners will be able to hear the sassy personality in Cassandra’s vocals. The lyrics have a message that is rich with details to help listeners visualize the setting that Cassandra is depicting, and the song has a message that is self-empowering. The rhythm has fierce upbeat feeling that most listeners will enjoy hearing. The instrumentals variety chosen for the song has a great mixture of rock, pop, and country that creates a great sound that perfectly complements the vocals from Cassandra. Overall, the song is a great listen and will make a great addition to the playlist.”
— Troy from Today's Country 2021 Playlist via Playlist Push
“Cassandra is the hardest working new artist I know. With powerhouse vocals and flawless technique, she has the tools and drive to make it in the music industry. In the studio, she handled herself like a pro and looked totally comfortable in front of the mic. Her foundation is rock solid and she’s positioned for success as pop music evolves into the 2020s.”
“Doors open and close all the time, but if you’re not looking for a door, you’ll never see one.”
Born in Rockville, MD, Cassandra Pinataro began singing as soon as she could speak. She grew up in Duluth, GA before moving to Binghamton, NY for middle school and high school. Her family resides in Jacksonville, FL. “Every city I’ve lived in has taught me something about myself and the world around me,” she explains. “Although it was difficult to move often, I’m grateful for the memories I have made and the lessons I have learned in each place.”
In high school, Cassandra began to dabble with her songwriting skills, composing several pop songs but never releasing them. It wasn’t until the Coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in 2020 that she found what she loved most about the creative process of music. She started writing and co-writing pop music and began recording soon after.
As a trained opera singer, Cassandra has a vast vocal range that spans over four octaves. She has a fierce sound, with the ability to seamlessly weave in and out of tricky vocal runs that would trip up most singers. As an artist, her goal is to never treat two songs the same, thus developing a new sound for each one.
Cassandra graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's degree in Classical Vocal Performance and is currently studying for her Master's degree in Music Business through Berklee College of Music's online program.
Cassandra was crowned Miss Boston in 2022 and was first runner-up to Miss Massachusetts that same year. While still reigning her title, Cassandra decided to chase her dream and move to Nashville, TN, where she was crowned Miss Music City in 2023. She is currently competing for the title of Miss Tennessee and hopes to continue on to the Miss America competition later this year.
As a Miss America Organization local titleholder, Cassandra has provided meals for over 250,000 homes in the past year. She plans to release a cookbook this year, with 50% of those proceeds going back to the Middle Tennessee Food Bank.
Cassandra is currently visiting schools across Tennessee, building bonds through music and speaking with students about the importance of mental health. “Love yourself, you matter and be your own best friend. Kids need to hear this,” Cassandra explains. “After the recent shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, our people are terrified - terrified of another shooting, terrified of sending their children to school, terrified of the gun laws in our state and country. I think now, more than ever, we need to focus on mental health for children. School shootings are happening everywhere and students need to know that their voices can be heard and that their mental health matters. I’m on a mission to make sure each and every student I reach realizes that.”
With a combined total of over 420K streams on Spotify, Cassandra uses her talent to spread encouraging messages through her music. She released her latest single "Love You Back" on March 31, 2023.
For more information, follow Cassandra on Instagram, TikTok and Spotify.
“I don't care how it sounds, I just want to show how I feel” - Cassandra
— The Sit-Down Episode 51: Cassandra with The Wooden Spoon Media