Sarah Luebke

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D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Nebraska native, soprano Sarah Luebke, has appeared in opera, musical theater, and concert stages throughout the United States and Europe. Stage roles include Masha (Enemies: A Love Story), Isabelle Eberhardt (Songs from the Uproar), Yum-Yum (Mikado), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), La Fée (Cendrillon), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Monica (The Medium), Serpina (La Serva Padrona), Nora (Riders to the Sea), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Lucinda (Into the Woods), and Jane McDowell (The Stephen Foster Story). Solo concert performances include appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Brevard Music Festival Orchestra, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Ashland Chamber Music Society, Camerata di Sant' Antonio, Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra, Houghton College Orchestra, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. She performed as a young artist with the Twin Cities’ Opera Guild and the Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Festival.

Ms. Luebke has also been recognized for her studio teaching. She was selected for the distinguished 2022 NATS Intern Program, working alongside nationally recognized master teachers. She was also the winner of the prestigious Teaching Assistant Prize at the Eastman School of Music for her teaching of applied voice. Many of her students have been named winners and finalists in the National Classical Singer Competition, the Schubert Club Competition, and state, regional and national NATS Competitions, including the first-place winner of the 2014 National NATS men’s high school division. Her students have been accepted into top music schools and performance programs, including The Juilliard School, Florida State University, University of Iowa, the Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri – Kansas City, Westminster Choir College, Interlochen Summer Music Program, and the Brevard Music Festival.

Ms. Luebke is pursuing the DMA in vocal performance and literature at Eastman School of Music, studying with Kathryn Cowdrick. She has studied with master teachers, including Robert McIver (Eastman School of Music), Jane Randolph (San Francisco Conservatory), Stanford Olsen (University of Michigan), and Marcie Stapp (San Francisco Conservatory). She received the MM in vocal performance and pedagogy at the University of Kentucky and the BM in vocal performance at St. Olaf College.

Ms. Luebke currently serves on the voice faculty at SUNY Fredonia, teaching applied voice and the vocal pedagogy sequence. She has also taught on the faculties of Houghton College, the University of Wisconsin- Superior, Northland College, Northern Iowa Area Community College, and Waldorf University.

Teaching Interests

Vocal Pedagogy: anatomy and practicum
Classical vocal technique and style
Musical theatre technique and style
Lyric Diction

Research Interests

Pauline Viardot