Teaching Program/Location: Saturdays, Kódaly Singing Class and 8:45-9:30 AM and Melody Makers - 9:30-10:15 AM (Jamaica Plain)
Sarah grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma and earned her B.M. in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent time performing in musicals, concerts and films, directing, and teaching private voice lessons before deciding that she wanted more for her craft and her teaching skills. Sarah is now an M.F.A. Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy candidate at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is thrilled at this opportunity to work with the students and staff of Boston City Singers!
Teaching Program/Location: Tuesdays, Training Chorus - VIRTUAL - 4:00 - 5:00 PM and Wednesdays -Vocalise - 6:30-8:30 PM (Dorchester)
Cameron is a current student pursuing an MFA Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy candidate at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Originally from Copperas Cove, Texas (Austin area) Cameron studied, and earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas A&M University - Commerce. For the past few years, Cameron has acted as a private voice teacher as well as Choral Director where he and his ensembles earned consistent superior ratings and have gotten to study under Texas Choir Titans such as "Stan McGill, Richard and Martha Surface, Dr. Randall Hooper, and others. Cameron is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the staff and students of Boston City Singers and prepared to make excellent music together.
Teaching Program/Location: Wednesdays, Melody Makers – 5:45-6:30 PM and Vocalise 6:0-8:30 (Dorchester)
Katie is a seasoned voice and piano teacher, with experience in multiple genres and with all age levels. She teaches singers to use the most organic, tension free technique possible to discover their authentic voice, musicality, and self-expression. Her students have excelled in auditions, solo performances, intensive vocal study programs and competitions.
A versatile singer herself, she has been delighting audiences for two decades. She has performed as soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen and Mozart’s Requiem. She has sung with Masterworks Chorale, the Paul Madore Chorale, Boston Cecilia, Zensemble and The Down East Singers. Katie is a frequent soloist at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Chestnut Hill, where she has been a member of the music ministry since 1999.
Katie’s musical studies began with the piano at the age of 5, and she discovered her passion for singing in her early adolescent years. Katie holds a BM in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and will complete her MM in vocal performance at the Longy School of Music in 2023. Always developing professionally, she attended the Boston Conservatory Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop in 2019, The Orff Schulwerk Level 1 training at Bridgewater State University in 2019 and the OperaWorks Winter Intensive Program in 2016.
Teaching Program/Location: Tuesdays, Tour Choir - 6:30-8:30 PM (Dorchester)
Kristina is a choir teacher, performer, and proud dog mother from Las Vegas, Nevada. She single-handedly built the general music and choral program for Founders Classical Academy of Las Vegas, boasting its first-ever award. When she wasn’t teaching, she performed on and off the famous Las Vegas strip; favorite credits include My Fair Lady, Memphis, and L’elisir d’amore. Currently, she is striving to achieve her Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Teaching Program/Location: Thursdays, Melody Makers - 3:45-4:30 PM and Training Chorus - 4:45-5:45 PM (Cambridge) and Saturdays, Tour Choir - 1:30-5:30 PM Saturday (Dorchester)
Eliana Osorio Saldarriaga in Medellín, Colombia and is a soprano at the Longy School of Music at Bard College in Cambridge. She is pursuing her master’s degree in vocal studies under the direction of Ms. Karyl Ryczek.
At 6 years old she joined different musical institutes including Musicreando, Cantoalegre, Yamaha y Staff Music. When 14, she sang in her school band, and participated in a Music Festival winning second prize in the Duets category. She entered to EAFIT University at the age of 18, preparing herself under the guidance of Mister Detlef Scholz. She continued her undergraduate studies with Miss Sandra Lorena Caicedo and graduated in 2019. While at Eafit, Eliana was part of the chamber choir "Tonos Humanos" with the guidance of Ms. Cecilia Espinosa. She's sung in Masterclasses with Juanita Lascarro, Alejandro Roca, Rachel Willis-Sonrensen, Abdiel Vazquez, Lucas Meachem, Ailyn Perez, Angel Joy Blue, Jorge Parodi, Claire Craig. A fun fact about Eliana is that she has a twin sister.
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Tuesdays, Tour Choir - 6:30-8:30 PM (Dorchester)
William is a professional actor, singer, dancer, and currently pursuing his MFA at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy. Before becoming a Conservatory student, William was fortunate enough to have performed in regional theaters and entertainment venues across the United States and the globe. Career highlights include the International Tour of “Shrek the Musical,” “Evita” at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Company, and “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Teaching Program/Location: Tuesdays, Cantare - 4:30-6:30 PM (Cambridge)
Samantha Whitbeck is a professional voice teacher and performer, currently maintaining a private voice studio, teaching students in Dallas, Boston, and rural East Texas. She is also a Teaching Fellow with Boston City Singers Cantare Choir. Prior to this, she enjoyed working for over five years at the Acting Studio in Dallas, Texas as a teacher of private voice, class voice, acting, and dance. She has also taught at Casa Mañana Studios in Fort Worth, Texas as an Outreach Teaching Artist and served as Music Director at the Northwest Recreation Center for the Performing Arts in Oklahoma City.
Whitbeck’s professional performing experiences include roles at Infinity Theatre Company, Theatre Three, Casa Mañana, and Lyric Stage, as well as traveling across the country in two national tours and across New York City with Arts for All, a nonprofit dedicated to offering artistic opportunities to children.
Whitbeck is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she studies with Sara Goldstein. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma where she studied voice with Dr. Barbara Streets.