Adjunct Professor of Music - Voice
D.M.A in Voice Pedagogy, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
M.M. in Voice Pedagogy, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
B.A. in Vocal Performance, Berea College
Time at PHC: 2012 to present
Hailed as a “natural, most charming” performer, mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines is equally at home on the operatic stage or behind a microphone. Favorite performances include Maurya in Riders to the Sea, Gershwin’s Summertime with international trumpet star Jens Lindemann, and the premier of the cabaret song "Call Anita" by contemporary composer Richard Pearson Thomas. In addition, Dr. Maines is a singing voice specialist who administers voice rehabilitation to injured voice users through the Virginia Voice and Speech Center. A Lessac-Madsen Clinical Provider, she is also certified in Contemporary Commercial Music; the LoVetri Method, and trained with voice experts Janette Ogg, Wendy LeBorgne, Katherine Verdolini, Tom Cleveland, and Johan Sundberg. She is a published researcher who has presented at the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium and frequently lectures on the topic of vocal health, pathology, and function. Dr. Maines is on the voice faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, and she teaches applied voice lessons and voice class at Patrick Henry College. She resides with her husband in Winchester, Virginia.