Sara is a classically trained soprano from Columbia, South Carolina, where she teaches privately from May-August. During the academic year, she is located in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is teaching privately and pursuing her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the Boston Conservatory. In July 2016, she received her certification in vocal pedagogy for CCM (contemporary commercial music) from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Sara earned her bachelors degree in music and minor in theatre from the University of South Carolina in 2013, She also performed professionally with Columbia Children's Theatre for two years, and worked as a church soloist in the Columbia area.
From 2013-15, Sara lived in Southern California, where she began her graduate studies in classical voice and opera at the University of Redlands. Sara taught music lessons and performed locally with both the University of Redlands and Redlands Opera Theatre. She worked as a group singing instructor at the Arts & Learning Conservatory in Santa Ana, a glee club instructor at Eastwood Elementary School, and a private voice teacher at the University of Redlands' community school program. In the summer of 2014, Sara attended the highly-esteemed Songfest 2014 program at the Colburn School in Los Angeles on fellowship.
In July 2015, Sara participated in the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, where she studied vocal pedagogy and classical art song.
Aside from her classical repertoire, Sara has sung musical theatre, rock, and pop locally.
Sara has experience working with children ages 5-17 as well as adults, in varying vocal styles. She also offers help with music theory and ear-training, solfege, and acting.
Instructed a semester-long after-school glee club program for grades 3-4.
Sang as paid section lead for the first soprano section as well as a soloist.
The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory is a three-session program for the training of commercial music vocal instructors. The program focuses on anatomy, vocal health and pathology, stylistic traits of various CCM genres (including pop, R&B, musical theatre, rock, and country), and information on the music industry.