Sarah Cambidge, originally from Vancouver, Canada, completed her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in June, 2013. She also received her Bachelors of Music from Lamont School of Music in June, 2011. Some of her fully staged opera roles include: Susannah (‘Susannah’), the Countess (‘Le Nozze di Figaro’), Marguerite (‘Faust’), Suor Angelica (‘Suor Angelica’), Micaela (‘Carmen’) and performances of the Second Lady (‘Die Zauberflöte’) and Fiordiligi (‘Cosi fan Tutti’). Sarah has also performed various staged scenes including the Governess in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Konstanze from ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ and Dirce from ‘Medea’. In addition, she has performed with organizations such as the Vancouver Recital Society; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Spoleto, Italy; the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra; Lamont School of Music Symphony; and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Yakima, Washington.
Sarah, one of the 2013 finalists for the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, came in fourth place in the overall standing. In the Spring of 2012, Sarah was presented with the Metropolitan Opera Competition’s Young Singer Encouragement Award, and in the spring of 2011 she was presented with the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Award.
As a teacher, Sarah incorporates her experience and knowledge from her Lamont School of Music graduate and undergraduate degrees with her musical background from the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music. Her teaching philosophy is to develop a free and easy vocal production, devoid of physical tension and bad habits at any age or skill level. Catering each lesson to the students individual needs, Sarah focuses on a classical technique with correct posture and breath support as well as the ease of vocal production and stage presence in all genres including Classical, Opera, Music Theatre, Contemporary, Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Folk, Christian and Gospel.