In her quest for the most up-to-date pedagogical information to better serve her students, Sarah applied for and was chosen as one of the NATS 2020 Professional Interns. This is a prestigious, intense summer training program for voice teachers and is open to qualified voice professionals from tenure-track university teachers to independent studio teachers.
In addition to teaching and directing, Sarah also enjoys performing. Her expressive lyric soprano voice has led to the roles of Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Lisa in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Geraldine in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, and Lucy Lockit in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. She has also earned the title roles in Suor Angelica and Arabella. Sarah was the winner of the Wright State University Concerto-Aria Competition and was a finalist in the university’s Honors Recital competition. She has been a featured soloist in the Wright State University Arts Gala, with Musica! (Dayton), and the soprano soloist for the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church annual production of the Messiah.
OperaWorks Advanced Artist summer program chose Sarah to participate in their training program and production of an original opera. Sarah also created and directed Vocal-Improvisation Night for undergraduate music majors at Wright State University. Currently, Sarah sings with the Dayton Opera Chorus and was recently heard as a principal with Opera Project Columbus.
Sarah lives in Bellbrook, Ohio with her husband, Eric; eldest daughter, Lydia, and twins, Alyssa & Bryson.