Sarah Klein is a conductor, music scholar, and mezzo-soprano from Dallas, Texas. Sarah made her conducting debut at the age of 17, leading members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra alongside members of the Booker T. Washington HSPVA Symphony Orchestra in the DSO’s annual Music Memory Contest concert in 2014. Sarah graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2019 with degrees in Music and Management Science as a President’s Scholar. In Fall 2017, Sarah was also a Visiting Student in Musicology at the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall. Sarah currently works as Business Technology Analyst with Deloitte Consulting in Dallas. She actively continues her development as a conductor and vocalist through private studies and masterclasses around the world.
Rebecca Henry began the 2018-2019 season as Music Director for Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Ruddigore. This summer, she will be serving on the voice faculty of the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. A proponent of new music, Rebecca was music director for the world premiere of Do Not Disturb (Forgotten Opera Company) and premiered works in New Works Fest with Opera on Tap. Additional conducting credits include The Mikado, La Perichole, HMS Pinafore, Ruddigore, and Robin Hood (Victorian Lyric Opera Company). Future engagements include an appointment as Associate Conductor for Bel Canto in Tuscany. When she is not conducting, she can be seen performing as a mezzo-soprano throughout the country and abroad. She received her Undergrad from Rice University and her Masters from McGill University.
Rachel L. Waddell is an American conductor rapidly gaining acclaim for her innovative concert programming, and commitment to new music, education, and collaboration. In recognition of her concert programs, Waddell was recently named a finalist for the American Prize’s 2019 Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming. Waddell is entering her third season as the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Rochester in New York. She previously served as the Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the award-winning Canton Youth Symphonies. While with Canton, Waddell conducted over eighty performances. Additionally she has guest conducted around the country, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland’s Suburban Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Flagstaff Light Opera Company.