Sarah hails from Boston, Massachusetts where she was active as a singer, conductor, vocal coach, and educator.
As a professional choral singer and soloist, Sarah has appeared in venues across the United States and in Canada, England and Italy. She has sung under the batons of such distinguished conductors as Tamara Brooks, Paolo Carignani, Henry Engbrecht, Janet Galvàn, John Harbison, David Hoose, Stephen Mercurio, Donald Nally, Alice Parker, Daniel Pinkham, Donald Teeters, and Constantina Tsolainou, to name a few. She has appeared in opera and concert settings with Canzona and MusikBarock (Winnipeg), Brandon Chamber Players, Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), Boston Cecelia, The Cantata Singers and Ensemble (Boston), The Bridge Ensemble (Philadelphia), and The Delaware Singers and Orchestra. Recent solo appearances include the world premiere of Ken Nichols’ The River Merchant’s Wife at the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival and in Bach’s Magnificat with Canzona and MusikBarock.
As a conductor and coach, Sarah’s credits include Boston Early Music Festival’s North American Premier of Lully’s, Psyché, Hans Krása’s, Brundibár with the Cantata Singers and Ensemble, Westman Youth Choir, and Brandon University Opera Ensemble’s Albert Herring (Britten). Sarah has also worked with nationally acclaimed American youth choir, PALS Children’s Chorus, preparing singers for performances with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cantata Singers, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic, and Boston Early Music Festival.
Sarah’s students have been scholarship and trophy winners at Festival at the local and provincial levels. They have sung with the Boston Lyric Opera, Vancouver International Song Institute, Canadian National Youth Choir, and the Orford Arts Centre (Montréal). Her students have successfully auditioned at the graduate and undergraduate level at Arizona State University (Tempe), Berklee College of Music (Boston), Brandon University, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), New England Conservatory (Boston), and West Chester University (Pennsylvania).
Sarah has studied voice with Paolo Faustini, Mark Pearson, Alan Wagner and Jane Wyss; conducting with Donald Nally; and has coached with Julianne Baird, Terry Decima, David Lutz, Martin Katz, Gian Carlo Menotti, Richard Miller and Roberta Morell.
In addition to her work at the University, Sarah appears regularly as an adjudicator of voice, speech arts (English and French) and choir in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Sarah is delighted to work with singers of all ages and abilities to help them grow as performers!