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Sandra Carney - Mezzo Soprano
Sandra Carney, mezzo soprano, resides in Philadelphia, where she is an active performer and teacher. She has performed across the United States, as well as Italy, Scotland, Canada, and Japan. Opera roles include Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Poppea (Incoronazione di Poppea), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Street Person (Mass), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Zelatrice (Suor Angelica), Mrs. Ott (Susannah), and Mrs. Nolan (The Medium). Orchestra appearances include the Banff Festival of the Arts, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Philharmonic, Kennett Square Symphony Orchestra, Main Line Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Schola Nova. Musical theater roles include Agnes (I Do! I Do!), Laurey (Oklahoma), Purity (Pure As The Driven Snow), Louisa (The Sound of Music), and countless Broadway revues. Sandra has appeared many times on the public television network TBN in New York, and has several solo recordings, which have received national airplay. She is a member of the Passaca Trio, which presents literature for women's voices in a recital/master class format on college campuses and community artist series. With them she recorded music composed for the trio, "Uncommon Daisies, A Tribute to Brian Beaumont Hays." She is a member of The Philadelphia Singers, a professional ensemble based in Philadelphia, and recorded with them "Christmas On Logan Square." Sandra holds a Master of Music in Voice/Opera from the University of North Texas. While there, she was a national finalist in both the graduate and Artist Awards competitions. She is an adjunct professor of voice at Rowan University and Artist In Residence at Valley Forge Christian College and teaches applied voice, opera workshop, diction, vocal pedagogy, and vocal literature.