Sarah Eastman, mezzo-soprano and voice teacher, is a Maryland native currently based in Boston, MA. Ms. Eastman recently made the fach change from Soprano to Mezzo-Soprano and is re-branding herself in the Boston metropolitan area. Ms. Eastman’s roles include Jack’s Mom (Into the Woods), Witch/Shepherdess (Pasticcio Furioso), Geraldine (A Hand of Bridge), Jody Juggler/Clown (Sid the Serpent who Wanted to Sing), Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), Cercatrice (Suor Angelica), Despina (cvr) (Così fan tutte), Gianetta (The Gondoliers), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte.) Partial roles include Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Serpina (La Serva Padrona), Rose (Lakmé), and Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia). She has performed with Towson University Music for the Stage, Towson University Resident Children’s Opera Company Opera in a Can, Little Patuxent Opera Institute, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, OperaWorks Emerging Artist Program, MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, MetroWest Opera, Odyssey Opera, and Manhattan Opera Studio.
Ms. Eastman is active in art song, oratorio, opera, early music, and choral repertoire. She was a member of The Boston Conservatory Conductor’s Choir, an elite graduate choir, The Boston Conservatory chamber ensemble, and was a featured soloist on several of the Composer Recital Series concerts. She has performed at Symphony Hall with Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Pops, Longwood Opera’s Summer Concert Series, as well as performed in an Aria Concert at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Eastman is also an active solo artist in both the Baltimore and Boston areas where she is featured singing for religious services, weddings, and community sporting events. She has been the featured National Anthem soloist for The Baltimore Blackbirds, Chesapeake Tides, Lake Shore Baseball, Gibson Island Club, and the USA Olympic Track and Field Qualifying Championships in Roxbury, MA which was broadcast on NBC Sports. She was a soprano chorister for Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore, MD and a cantor for Our Lady of the Chesapeake, St. Joseph’s parish, and Our Lady of Good Voyage. In addition to her performing career, Ms. Eastman maintains an active teaching career in Boston. Her private studio continues to grow as she showcases her passion for music and knowledge of vocal health and lyric diction with her students. She teaches a wide variety of vocal styles from classical to pop/rock. In 2016 Ms. Eastman interned at Boston Arts Academy as the Junior classical voice teacher. During summer of 2016, she was a full-time staff member at The Boston Conservatory’s Vocal Choral Intensive teaching voice lessons, diction, sight-singing, theory, and assisting with choral rehearsals. Ms. Eastman was a Teaching Artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Urban Voices program from 2016-2018 and is currently a teaching artist with Boston Lyric Opera’s Opera Creation Program. She is the Voice Department Coordinator and on voice faculty at All Newton Music School where, in addition to lessons, she teaches a group voice class for young singers who want to learn basic vocal techniques and directs the Scandinavian Living Center Community Choir, a choir of residents who wish to involve music in their lives.
Formerly a Teaching Assistant for Boston City Singers and their Cambridge Training Chorus division, Ms. Eastman currently serves as the Jamaica Plain Training Chorus Director and works in an administrative capacity as their Opportunities Director. This year she will also be directing the pilot Boston City Singers Carolers. Most recently Ms. Eastman joined as a vocal coach with North Cambridge Family Opera Company for their spring production of Space Opera. Additionally, she joined as the Music Director for the 2019 Science Festival Chorus and their set of music for One Whole Step for Man: Songs of Space Travel. Ms. Eastman was recently selected as a Semi-Finalist in the American Prize in Music-Professional Women in Art Song and Oratorio division for 2017. She recently performed a solo recital “A Musical Potpourri” in November with the Newton Free Library Concert Series sponsored by All Newton Music School.
Ms. Eastman holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance with a minor in Italian from Towson University and a Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory. Her past teachers include Theresa Bickham, Jeremy Ragsdale, Sara Goldstein, and Dana Varga. Currently, Ms. Eastman is also beginning the prerequisite requirements at Longwood University for a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology. This spring, Ms. Eastman will graduate from the Alexander Technique Teacher Training program at The Boston Conservatory and be a certified Alexander Technique teacher.