Lecturer in Voice
Recognized for her versatility, Sarah Stone has been described as “a thoughtful and imaginative actress with natural stage presence and wide range.” Comfortable in a variety of genres, she is at home both on the opera and musical theatre stage. With a voice that defies “fach”, Ms. Stone is well versed in a number of roles across the mezzo-soprano repertoire. Stage credits include Margaret in Light in the Piazza, Stephano in Romeo et Juliette, Filippyevna inEugene Onegin, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and Katisha in The Mikado. Her professional credits include performances with Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet, Indiana University Summer Music Festival, and the Terre Haute Masterworks Chorale.
An accomplished recitalist and concert performer, she is an alumna of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center, where she was the recipient of the Cynthia L. Sparks Fellowship and performed under the baton of maestro James Levine. At Indiana University she performed Dominick Argento’s cycle for mezzo and baritone A Few Words About Chekov, under the direction of Håkan Hagegård, and also sang in recital featuring songs on the poems of Heinrich Heine, coached by Roger Vignoles. Concert credits include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C Major, Bach’s Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan, BWV 201, and Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio.
Ms. Stone comes to CMU from Vincennes University in Indiana, where she has been teaching voice, music theory, and music appreciation. She has completed her doctoral coursework at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and is currently working on her dissertation examining the state of American Opera and Musical Theatre. During the summer of 2012 she served as a member of the voice faculty at the Bay View Music Festival, and was also featured in various festival concert appearances. At Bay View she also served as stage director for the critically acclaimed performance of Titanic, the musical, with music direction by Elizabeth Stoner-Cameron, and conducted by Chris Ludwa.
Phone: (989) 774-3123
Room: MU 280