Engaging voiceover & narration skills, compelling acting & finely-honed vocal coaching: all in one artist.
Opera, oratorio, musical theatre, jazz, rock, pop, gospel, chant -- and that's just the beginning!
40+ years of professional
solo performing experience
speaks for itself!
Get your vocal training from this versatile and engaging professional who's been teaching ages 11 to 90+ for decades --
with fantastic results!
Whether it's for commercials, industrials, animation/film, audio books or podcasts, you've come to the right person!
Sandra is the voice for your project!
Doctor of Music in Voice Performace: Florida State University College of Music
Master of Music in Voice Performance: Florida State University College of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music: Pensacola Christian College
Artist-Fellowship with the Bach Aria Institute at SUNY-Stony Brook,
directed by flutist/Baroque music specialist Samuel Baron.
Winner: Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition
State Finalist: Mobile Opera Rose-Palmai Tenser Awards
Winner: Pensacola Community Concerts Scholarship Competition
Group Study Exchange Team member to the Philippines in 2000, sponsored by Rotary International Foundation, working with Filipino singers and voice teachers, and giving presentations to many Rotary Clubs throughout Luzon.
She was also honored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing as the recipient of one of twelve appointments for their 2000 Internship Program, held at Ithaca College in upstate NY.
In 2013, the Hochstein School presented her with its Faculty Service Award, and in 2019, she was awarded their Faculty Excellence Grant, which she used to earn advanced yoga teacher training, and is now an RYT500 yoga instructor at Hochstein, in addition to serving on the voice faculty since 1999.
In 2017, Sandra narrated the world premiere of Gwyneth Walker's "Equality Now!", commissioned by the Telos Trio for the Centennial of the Women's Rights Amendment in NY State. Performances at the Hochstein School in Rochester, NY, Seneca Falls, NY (home of the Women's Rights Museum) and Rochester's Corn Hill Landing.
In 2013, Sandra sang the role of Lily in the Rochester premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty's musical, A Man of No Importance, with the First Light Players.
In 2007, she premiered Paul Stuart's song cycle, How Did I Get So Old?, lyrics by Elizabeth Kirschner, in Rochester, NY.
In 2003, she sang the NY state premiere of the Grammy-nominated children's musical, The Journey of Sir Douglas Fir, with orchestra conducted by Nancy Strelau.
In 2002, she created one of the two lead roles in Paul Stuart's opera, The Sisters of Manzanar, dealing with the degradation experienced by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Performances with the Equinox Symphony Orchestra and Kodak's Theatre on the Ridge.
Sandra appeared as guest artist at Westminster Choir College, NJ, and presented recitals throughout New York, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. She held two guest artist residencies at Emporia State University in Kansas, in partnership with ESU's music department chair, pianist Dr. Marie Miller.
She's made frequent appearances as guest artist with the Eastman School of Music, Publick Musick, Rochester Oratorio Society, Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus, Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Christ Episcopal Concerts and the Christ Church Compline Concert Series, among others.
For 10 years, she appeared annually as soloist on the "Live From Hochstein" broadcast concerts, broadcast over PBS affiliate, WXXI Classical 91.5 FM.
For 22 years, she's been a High Holy Days Choral Section Leader for Rochester's Temple B'rith Kodesh.
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