Soprano Sally Sanford is one of those rare musicians, who is an award-winning performer, an internationally recognized scholar in historical performance, and a gifted teacher both in the classroom and the private studio. With her trio, Ensemble Chanterelle, she won the Concert Artists Guild Award and made her New York debut to critical acclaim.

She has appeared in recital, oratorio, staged medieval dramas, baroque operas, and on radio and television in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Canada, and throughout the United States. A lyric coloratura, Miss Sanford is noted for her passionate and engaging performances of a wide repertoire, ranging from the 12th-20th centuries, with particular emphasis on Monteverdi, Purcell, Lully, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert and their lesser known contemporaries. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale, where she majored in Literature and in Music, Miss Sanford holds a DMA degree from Stanford University. She has studied voice with soprano (now conductor) Susan Davenny Wyner and former Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Herta Glaz.

A dynamic speaker and an outstanding master teacher, Miss Sanford was the only American to lecture at the 2004 STIMU conference on 18th-century singing in Utrecht, Holland. She has also given lectures, lecture-recitals, master classes, and workshops at numerous college and university campuses including Yale, Wesleyan, UCSB, UC-Riverside, Cornell, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Oregon. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Duke, UVA, University of Southern Maine, Florida State, and UCLA, among others. She has taught courses in music history and theory as well as studio voice and has taught at Queens College-CUNY, Dartmouth, Deep Springs College, The Hartt School of Music, and Wellesley College, where she also directed the Wellesley College Collegium Musicum. As a choral clinician she has given many workshops for both amateur and professional choral groups, including the New York Collegium and Zephyrus.

Miss Sanford teaches singing in Concord, Massachusetts. Her students include young and established professional singers, as well as serious amateur and choral singers. She also is active as a vocal coach with particular emphasis on baroque styles, and she is currently writing a book on singing.

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