Dr. Sarah Penicka-Smith is a freelance conductor and vocal coach. She is Director of Music at St Andrew’s College, Principal Conductor with Macquarie Singers, Artistic Director of Opera Prometheus and Pacific Pride Choir, and a partner of Penicka-Smith Arts & Event Management, along with her wife Melanie. From 2005-2017, Sarah was Music Director of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, where she worked on a range of pioneering projects. She has worked with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs since 2005 as a chorusmaster and workshop presenter, and conducted orchestras that include the University of Sydney Intercol Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Penrith Symphony Orchestra. Sarah is an alumna of the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program and holds a PhD from the University of Sydney.
2018 Hart Institute Concert Performance Selections
- Vedro’ con mio diletto, Giustino – Vivaldi
- Bimba dagli occhi pieni de malia / …Vogliatemi bene, Madama Butterfly – G. Puccini
- Intermezzo, Notre Dame – Schmidt