How singing and music changed my world.
IT STARTS WITH -
An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Vocal Performance at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she studied nearly every style of contemporary music. She later went on to get her Masters of Music degree at California Baptist University in Classical Vocal Performance and Conducting where her love for opera was ignited by her late voice teacher, Betty Olsson.
Some of her favorite roles, productions, and experiences are when she played the role of Mrs. Lovett opposite Norman Large in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with the Golden State Pops Orchestra in Los Angeles, the role of Martha of Bethany in Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God in Salt Lake City, touring China for a week of solo concerts music directed by Mike Kestler on piano, premiering a new musical in the principal role of Mama Grace in An Extra Penny with Signature Inc. in North Carolina, and singing a duet with Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl in 2013 which produced a viral video on YouTube, a TEDx Talk, and an invitation back to the Hollywood Bowl to sing, MC, and host an event.
Sarah spent almost 10 weeks in Europe in Summer 2018 in two different young artist training programs, plus a little time to explore and enjoy the culture, while increasing her vocal skills and language skills by studying with international vocal faculty in the company of other talented young artists. Sarah performed in three concerts in Rome with OC Ars Vocalis Academy and six concerts in various locations in Germany with Oper Oder Spree.
This summer, Sarah looks forward to joining The Academy of Orvieto in conjunction with Opera Argentario in Orvieto, Italy for a production of Così fan tutte as Fiordiligi. She has also been accepted into a young artist program further north in Italy, just outside of Venice, after Così fan tutte.
Since graduate school, Sarah’s lyrical voice is blossoming thanks to studying with Milena Kitić, mezzo-soprano, alumna of both The Metropolitan Opera and LA Opera, who is helping her transition into new vocal material for her growing voice. Sarah is a tenacious singer who learns quickly and devours musical material and foreign language diction, propelled toward her goal of becoming a polished music professional.