Sarah Shelley is a 26 year-old singer currently teaching privately and at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Avalon Academy of Music and Burlington Christian Academy.
Canadian Soprano Sarah Shelley is a bright and dedicated performer. She graduated from The University of Toronto in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in Classical Voice Performance, followed by an Advanced Certificate in Voice Performance for Early Music. Most recently, Sarah completed a Masters of Music in Historical Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying with soprano Lorna Anderson.
Sarah currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario and teaches over 30 students weekly in the local area. Sarah also has music qualifications from the Royal Conservatory of Music in vocal, piano, music history, and music harmony studies. All studies through the RCM were awarded Honours or First Class Honours.
Sarah is an outstanding performer of oratorio, early music, and concert repertoire. She has been a part of several opera and concert productions, including Soloist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Vernon; Opera Hamilton’s production of Carmen; The University of Toronto’s production of Rob Ford, the opera; and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s production of the Magic Flute.
Sarah is equally at home in choral repertoire. Her love for choral singing began in the Hamilton Children’s Choir, directed by Zimfira Poloz. For seven years, Sarah was a member of several ensembles, including the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Girls Choir, and SATB Youth Choir. While in Toronto, Sarah was a member of Schola Cantorum, Early Music Ensemble, conducted by countertenor Daniel Taylor. She was also part of the gamUT Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Norbert Palej; the Oratorio Ensemble, conducted by Darryl Edwards; and the University of Toronto Women’s Chorus, conducted by Robert Cooper and Dr. Lori-Ann Dolloff.
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