As a conductor and coach, Sarah’s most recent credits include Boston Early Music Festival’s North American Premier of Psyché (Lully) , Brandon University Opera Ensemble’s Albert Herring (Britten) , and Hans Krása’s, Brundibár with the Cantata Singers and Ensemble.Sarah has also worked with the 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 currently co-conducts Brandon University Women’s Voices with Andrée Dagenais.
As a professional choral singer and soloist, Sarah has appeared in venues across the United States and in Canada, England and Italy.Recent engagements include performances with The Cantata Singers and Ensemble (Boston), Boston Cecelia, The Spoleto Festival Chorus and Orchestra (Italy), Bridge Ensemble (Philadelphia), and Delaware Singers and Orchestra.Sarah also worked extensively in Boston’s sacred music scene and had the privilege to sing in King’s Chapel (under Daniel Pinkham), at Old South Church, and at Church of the Advent, to name a few. She was also Director of Music at the historic First Church in Malden, where she led a professional choir performing works from Victoria to Bach, Mozart to Brahms, and Holst to Rorem.
Sarah’s research interests are quite varied, having published on topics ranging from George Frideric Handel and Giuseppe Verdi to Gunther Schuller and Paul Bowles. Her writings about music have appeared in Bowles Notes, Sojourner Women’s Magazine, and program and CD liner notes for the Philadelphia Classical Orchestra, New England Conservatory, and the Salisbury Singers. Sarah’s current interests revolve largely around women in art and popular music in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.As a teacher of music history, Sarah focuses on making connections between critical listening, scholarship and performance.
Sarah has taught music history, theory, voice and diction at New England Conservatory, Assumption College, and Brandon University.