Sarah Luebke

D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Soprano Sarah Luebke has appeared on opera, musical theater, and concert stages throughout the United States. This spring she made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Martini's Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina with Mid-America Productions in 2023. She recently appeared in Sibelius’ The Tempest with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Irish Classical Theater Company under JoAnn Falletta.

A trail-blazing interpreter of 21st century vocal repertoire, she recently performed for composer Chen Yi at her residency at the Chautauqua Institution, appeared in the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus’ presentation of James Whitbourn’s Annelies, and has worked directly with Missy Mazzoli and Benjamin Moore as Isabelle Eberhardt in Songs from the Uproar and Masha in Enemies: A Love Story.

Stage roles include 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). Dr. Luebke was as a young artist with Twin Cities’ Opera Guild and the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival.

Dr. Luebke’s concert work includes Fauré’s Requiem with Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and Brahms’ Requiem with the Rochester Oratorio Society and Houghton College. She performs chamber work and recitals throughout Western New York. Her recital, Maîtresse du chant: Songs of Pauline Viardot, was nominated for the 2023 Eastman School of Music Lecture Recital Prize.

Recognized for her studio teaching, Dr. Luebke was selected for the distinguished 2022 NATS Intern Program, where she was awarded the 2022 NATS Mario Martinez Intern Prize as the most outstanding teacher in the program. She was also awarded the 2020 Teaching Assistant Prize at the Eastman School of Music. 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. Her students have been accepted into top music schools and performance programs, including The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Interlochen Summer Music Program, and the Brevard Music Festival.

Dr. Luebke received the DMA in vocal performance, with a concentration in vocal pedagogy, from the Eastman School of Music. She completed her MM in vocal performance at the University of Kentury, and the BM in vocal performance with a minor in French at St. Olaf College.

Teaching Interests

Vocal Pedagogy: Anatomy and Practicum
CCM Technique and Styles
French Lyric Diction

Research Interests

Sports Psychology in the Voice Studio
Historic Vocal Pedagogy
Vocal Music of Pauline Viardot