In every sense of the word, Luminosa, an Italian word that means “bright,” is the representative quality that Mary Kathleen Cassidy exudes. She is a talented musician with a powerful voice that makes the atmosphere fiery with every performance. She comes from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and has been in the music world since she was born. Her mother recalls that “she could sing before she could talk,” which goes a long way to show how natural singing is for Luminosa.
From humming to organ music being played in church, she graduated to formally studying musical theatre at the age of eleven, after which she studied contemporary voice techniques. She completed her high school education and proceeded to The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a degree in English language while minoring in vocal performance. Luminosa spent her formative years exploring her full essence as a talented music prodigy. She lived an adventurous life with a laser focus on her goal of becoming an accomplished musician.
Luminosa mastered the art of making music for fifteen years, which is evident in her performances and the quality of music that she puts out. For the past two years, she has performed at various venues in Pittsburgh and New York. Her zeal, energy, and distinct qualities make up her artistic prowess. She lights up everywhere she is in with her voice, and her audience stays spellbound by each performance.
From the day she was born, Luminosa has been nothing but embracive of her true self. She is body positive, and she encourages everyone to embrace their true exceptional selves. This is the mindset she applies to all that she does, and it has endeared her more to her audience.
Besides her musical talents, most of the light that Luminosa carries with her comes from her personality. She is positive and honest in a world that says otherwise. She hopes to be a shining light that does not only create quality music but also spreads some positivity around the world. Explaining what fueled her motivation to make music, she says, “When you’re a musician, it’s hard to put into words the drive that comes with that kind of passion. You can’t seem to stop chasing the dream even if you want to. It’s a part of you and would be as unnatural to stop as stopping your own breath. There’s this thought that people need me. They need my music and my presence because it will bring some peace. I’ve been through the dark places, the scary places, and I still chose to be a bright light. That’s not something to take lightly.”
Her five-year goal is to get her music far and wide and get her face on billboards. Luminosa banks heavily on being a hard worker with a passion for her craft and an unyielding determination. “I will continue to pursue my goals without minding how many times I fail. I will learn and continue to try until I’ve made this world a better place,” she promises.
Learn more about Luminosa on her official website.