Style: Pop; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Musical Theatre
Title: Voice Teacher/ Professional Vocalist
Sarah Folsom is a vocalist and teaching artist based in Cincinnati, OH. She completed her Master’s degree at the College-Conservatory of Music in 2015, where she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice. As a teacher, Sarah specializes in commercial singing styles and singing voice habilitation. She presented on this topic at the 2016 National Association of Teachers of Singing Convention and has taught courses in vocal pedagogy, contemporary-commercial music, and transgender singing voice. Additionally, Sarah has presented masterclasses at CCM, Xavier University, and Northern Kentucky University and was a NATS Professional Intern in 2020.
As a performer, Sarah is a sought-after cabaret vocalist in clubs, theaters, and concert halls across the Midwest. Best known for her celebrated performances of vintage American pop, Sarah’s concerts highlight the music of Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Nina Simone, Skeeter Davis, Big Maybelle, Patsy Cline and more. Her performances have been featured by The Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Educational Television, The Cincinnati Opera, ArtsWave, and TVHamilton, and in February of 2021, she competed as a quarterfinalist in the 28th Annual American Traditions Vocal Competition. Additionally, Sarah is a Founding Artistic Director and Principal Artist with the Queen City Cabaret, a concert series and nonprofit arts organization that produces performances of vintage jazz and pop across the US. Through this organization, Sarah recently released her first album, Count Your Blessings: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney, and has organized several musical activism projects, producing a city-wide music video cover of the 2017 Women’s March anthem, as well as a week-long, virtual music festival promoting voting equity in 2020.
Voice Type: Not Applicable
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter