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Sarah Holman, D.M.A.

Professor of Music (Voice)

On Faculty since 1991
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Sarah Holman, mezzo-soprano, recently performed Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli with the Rockford Symphony and was a featured soloist in Ivor Novello: A Celebration with the Kansas City World War I Museum and William Jewell College. She has performed with the Lake Forest Symphony, Chicago Master Singers, and DePaul Community Chorus in Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Bach's Cantata No. 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Elgar’s The Light of Life, Stanford’s Stabat Mater, Bruckner's Mass in D minor, Dvořák's Mass in D, Mozart's Requiem, and Handel's Messiah.

Her operatic appearances have been with Opera Southwest, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Chicago Chamber Opera, DuPage Opera, Muddy River Opera, City Opera of the Quad Cities, and Kansas Opera, and have included the roles of The Baroness in Vanessa, the Gian Carlo Menotti: A Tribute, under the stage direction of Francis Menotti, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Dorabella in Cosí fan Tutte, The Mother in The Consul, Katisha in The Mikado, Lady Jane in Patience, Meg Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Beatrice in Beatrice and Benedict, and the title role of Regina. She enjoyed a long tenure in the Dean Wilder Singers, a vocal quartet which toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Southern Korea performing opera, oratorio, and sacred literature.

As a recitalist, Dr. Holman has performed in numerous venues in the United States and Cambridge, Birmingham, and Northampton, England. She has been a featured artist and master teacher with the Southern Young Artist Opera Project in Bejing, China and Changhua and Taipei, Taiwan. She was a featured artist and master teacher with the Asian Opera Festival in Kunming, China, and at the Bel Canto Opera Workshop in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A recipient of a Goldovsky Opera Directing Internship with Harrower Opera in Atlanta, Dr. Holman, Professor of Voice, has served as Director of Opera at Wheaton College Conservatory. She was a featured presenter at the International Congress of Voice Teachers 2017 conference in Stockholm, Sweden, and serves on the National Association of Teachers of Singing Foundation Board.

University of Kansas
D.M.A.

Musical Performance