Sarah Bachmann Krieger
Sarah Bachmann Krieger has been a vocal instructor for the past 30 years in Victoria, BC, New Jersey, California, Michigan and currently in Savannah, GA. Until May of 2016 she served on the faculties of the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Canadian College of the Performing Arts. Her students have ranged in age from children to senior citizens; from people who could not match pitch when they first came to her, to singers who wished to improve their voice for professional reasons, to those who sing purely for pleasure. While in Orange County, California she was one of the voice instructors for the professional All American Boys Chorus, teaching group classes and private lessons, and coaching soloists. She has taught soloists; members of professional and community choruses; cantors both Jewish and Catholic; and many high school students who have gone on to attend conservatories, colleges and universities as voice and music theater majors; several of the latter are now pursuing professional careers. Her students have fared well in vocal competitions. She has extensive knowledge of operatic repertoire, classical song literature, and standard musicals. She has worked with singers on jazz, folk and rock and pop. In addition, she has also worked with students on public speaking, as a dialogue coach, and on accent reduction.
Ms. Bachmann Krieger began private vocal study at the age of 12. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of NC, at Greensboro and did graduate studies at both the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. She is a member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is a follower of New York master teacher, David Jones, (the Italian-Swedish technique) and has attended his workshops for voice teachers.
Ms. Bachmann Krieger was a regional Metropolitan Opera winner. During her performing career, Ms. Bachmann Krieger toured with Western Opera Theater, a branch of the San Francisco Opera. Her major roles with Western and other opera companies included Adina in The Elixir of Love, the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Anne in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Birdie in the Off-Off Broadway production of Marc Blitzstein’s Regina. She has presented solo recitals, the most recent in Victoria is June of 2016, and has been a featured soloist in oratorios. She has performed as a member of the chorus for the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera.