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SABRINA LEARMAN

VOICE TEACHER AT EMERSON COLLEGE- BFA MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM

It’s fair to say that Sabrina Learman is obsessed with the human voice and its power to reveal, whether through the spoken word, in song, or during every day interactions.  Sabrina is originally from Connecticut but began her training in acting during childhood summers spent in San Francisco, attending the American Conservatory and Attic Theaters.  A fascination with the art of singing during her teenage years lead to degrees in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory.  Having taught for more than 25 years, Sabrina’s enormous passion for education in the arts is undeniable.  Her students are heard and seen on Broadway and international tours; they have been accepted to the most prestigious, intensive conservatory and summer programs in musical theatre and opera, both nationally and abroad; and they have taken prizes in a myriad of local and national competitions. 

Sabrina is on the voice faculty of Emerson College’s BFA Musical Theatre program, as well as New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School, where she spearheaded and taught their first-ever musical theatre classes for teens, focussing on analyzation of the text and music in creative ways for performance.  She is also a coach for My College Audition.  Sabrina has given master classes in performance and audition techniques at many colleges and music programs and has been a judge for numerous arts competitions.  Summer teaching/vocal directing includes Emerson College, Newton Summer Theatre, Fusion Arts Exchange, Hotchkiss Summer Portals Vocal Chamber program, New York State Summer School for the Arts, and Creative Arts at Park. (Former faculty posts: Entrepreneurial Musicianship, New England Conservatory; Voice Faculty, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth).  Sabrina also runs a private voice studio and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. 

Sabrina has enjoyed a career as a soloist with countless New England area chamber groups, choruses and orchestras - touring, championing new works, and collaborating with composers.  She was a founding member of Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston for over 12 years.  For 20 years, Sabrina has performed with the prestigious Boston Baroque chorus, with whom she has also recorded and been a soloist.  She has performed live on WGBH Radio several times and has recorded for Albany Records, the Discovery Channel, Cakewood Records, and the Zamir Chorale.  She is thrilled to be a guest artist at SIVA this summer and strives to give each student some tools for daring, intelligent, and memorable auditions as they begin a career in the arts.