Conducting Experience

I currently conduct the Foothill High School Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus, and Concert Choir. Foothill HS is a 9-12 Public High School located in Henderson, NV. The FHS Choirs perform regularly at school concerts each quarter, at Festivals, and throughout the community. Under my direction, the Foothill Chamber Singers received Superior ( I ) ratings from all judges at the 2022 CCSD District Festival.

While still working on my undergrad, I was hired by Brigham Young University to teach the BYU French Choir, a non-auditioned ensemble which performs exclusively in the French language. Repertoire for the French Choir includes everything from folk songs to carols to Broadway hits translated into French. I planned and directed weekly rehearsals for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, focusing on beginning vocal technique, musicianship skills, and helping those unfamiliar with French to quickly adopt the language and diction.

In 2019, I co-founded the Hosanna Singers, a faith-based community choir, and served as its Artistic Director for the inaugural season. I auditioned soloists and choir members for this 70-voice choir, and planned and directed weekly rehearsals leading up three large-scale performances of Lamb of God by Rob Gardner. More information about the work can be found here.

Prior to founding my own ensemble, I served on the Artistic Board of A Voice for Good, another community choir, and conducted that choir for two seasons. I held auditions, led weekly rehearsals, and gave numerous performances to over 3,000 people across Utah Valley. More information about A Voice for Good can be found here.

While completing a summer internship in Cochabamba, Bolivia, I co-conducted the Cochabamba Wind Symphony, a collegiate-level ensemble, along with several other small bands and choirs. Video of one of those performances can be found here.

In addition to numerous conducting and practicum classes as part of my undergraduate degree, I have also volunteered as the conductor of my local church choir since 2013. My conducting teachers include R. Andrew Crane, DMA, and Jean Applonie, MM, of Brigham Young University.

Sarah Earl

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