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Sarah Stokes

B i o g r a p h y

  • B.A. in Vocal Performance - Abilene Christian University

  • Minor - German

  • M.A. in Vocal Performance -  California State University, Los Angeles Pepperdine University in Heidelberg, Germany


Voice Instructors:
  • Nikita Storojev, International Russian Singer - Professor at UT - Austin

  • Tatiana Stepanova - Voice Coach at UT - Austin

  • Dr. John Van Cura - Professor at Baylor University

  • Gina DuCloux - Austin, Texas

  • Nitza Niemann - Vocal Coach, Beverly Hills, CA.

  • Esther Andreas - California State University Los Angeles

  • Erica Buchmann - Heidelberg, Germany

  • Colleen and Raleigh Blondeau - Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas


Master Classes:
  • Robin Broad - Graz, Austria

  • Eva Brink Hilleman - Graz, Austria

  • Dorit Hanak -Tscharre - Graz, Austria

  • Nitza Niemann, Beatrice Bourles - Royal Academy of Music, Paris, France

  • Michael Moores - BBC, Sadler Wells - California State University, Los Angeles


Opera Roles:

Agatha from the opera Der Freischutz by Weber

Sister Angelica from the opera Suor Angelica by Puccini

Elsa from the opera Lohengrin by  Wagner

Countess from the opera Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart

Elizabeth  from the opera Tannhauser  by Wagner

Najad from the opera Ariana Auf Naxos by Strauss

Lauretta from the opera  Gianni Schicchi  by Puccini 

Margherita from the opera Mefistofele by Boito


Musical Theater and Theater Roles:

Hodel from the musical Fiddler on the Roof

Marjorie Taylor from hte musical Allegro

Bessie Lowe If I Were President

Strawberry Maid from the musical Oliver

Sister Margaretta from the musical The Sound of Music

Ettagrizel Couch Bashville an American premiere from London, England

Margie McDougall  from the musical Promises, Promises

Cecily Pigeon  from the play The Odd Couple


Specialties – Private and Class Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Diction, Sight Singing and Ear Training, Vocal Literature, Audition and Performance Techniques, Musical Theater, Music Appreciation, Choral Directing


Adjunct Professor, Tarleton University – Central Texas

Adjunct Professor of Voice, University of Mary Hardin Baylor - 5 years

Private Voice and Piano studio in Georgetown - since 1999

Private Voice and Piano Studio - over 25 years, Glendale, California

Voice Instructor – Leander Middle School, Running Brushy Middle School, Georgetown High School, Abilene Christian University  (student teacher Freshmen voice class)

Head of Voice Department - Old Town Conservatory of Music, Pasadena, California


Languages: German, Italian, French, Latin, Spanish, Russian


Performance Highlights


  • Austin Singers, Ara Carapetian, Conductor

  • Austin Choral Society for Sacred Music, Gene Galbraith, conductor

  • Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, David Stevens, conductor

  • Los Angeles CETA Orchestra, Los Angeles Premiere Chorale

  • Cambridge Singers

  • Radio and TV


Austin Symphony – Alexander Nevsky, Lord Nelson Mass, Peter Bay, conductor


San Antonio Symphony - Messiah, Martin Pearlman, conductor


Los Angeles Master Chorale, in concert with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductors included Roger Wagner, Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle, Andre Previn, Gerard Schwartz and notable singers such as Frederica Von Stade, Jessye Norman, Florence Quivar, Dawn Upshaw


Commercials – Trained children for Stevie Wonder commercials


Professional Organizations- NATS, Piano Guild, AFTRA, AGMA


Additional study: 12 years piano


Student Awards:

  • Student won vocal scholarship to USC

  • Erin Duncan - Star Search National Winner – First place

  • Coached - John Burroughs High School Show Choir, Burbank, California : National Show Choir Competition – First place



  • UIL Texas State judge for vocal soloists

  • District and Regional TMEA in Texas

  • California schools

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