With over 15 years of teaching experience at the collegiate and conservatory levels, Sarah brings to RG Studios a wealth of knowledge in teaching classical, music theater, and contemporary styles in a fun-yet-educational environment.
Sarah received her B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from Carthage College and her M.M. in Classical Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University. She has performed professionally with world-renowned and GRAMMY-nominated and winning ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, Ravinia Festival, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Sarah’s accolades include being selected as a finalist in the Bel Canto Regional Artists Competition, a multiple-time finalist in the the NATS district auditions, and was a scholarship recipient to the German Art-Song Text Workshop in Vienna, Austria. Soprano soloist highlights include Handel’s “Messiah” with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Stravinsky’s “Les Noces” with the New Music Festival, and Rutter’s “Mass for the Children” (Weston Noble conducting). Sarah served as Executive Director of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and was an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Carthage College for 8 years, where she taught private voice lessons and music lecture courses. She has performed in local community theatre productions with Lakeside Players (Kate Monster in “Avenue Q”) and multiple roles with the Racine Theatre Guild; including being a featured soloist in several of their Spotlight Series concerts.
Whether you are looking to build your confidence, prepare for Solo & Ensemble, audition for a show, get ready for college auditions, or brush up your technique, Sarah’s students have found success on all levels. Students of Sarah’s have gone on to win regional and state-level vocal competitions, get accepted into prestigious New York City Music Theater workshops, receive talent-based collegiate scholarships, and perform with professional orchestras and theaters across the nation.
When she’s not teaching or performing, her fulltime career is as a campus recruiter for a top global company. Her lifetime career is being a mom to her amazing kiddo, Rocco.