Performing Arts Faculty
Voice Instructor (2008)
B.M. Eastman School of Music
M.M. New England Conservatory
In addition to being on the voice faculty at Emerson, Sabrina Learman teaches at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School, where she is spearheading their first-ever musical theatre classes for teens. She also runs a private studio and has given master classes in performance and audition techniques at many colleges and music programs.
Sabrina began her training in acting while spending summers in San Francisco, attending the American Conservatory and Attic Theaters. During her high school years, a fascination with the art of singing took over, leading to degrees in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory. Having taught voice for more than 20 years, Sabrina's enormous passion is undeniable. Her students have been heard and seen in on (and off-) Broadway productions and on international tours; they have been accepted to prestigious, intensive conservatory and summer programs in opera and musical theatre, both nationally and abroad; and they have taken prizes in a myriad of local and national competitions.
Summer teaching, vocal directing, and master classes given include Lyric First Stage, Boston Children's Theater, Newton Summer Theatre, Fusion Arts Exchange, Hotchkiss Summer Portals Vocal Chamber program, New York State Summer School for the Arts, and Creative Arts at Park. (Former faculty posts: Entrepreneurial Musicianship, New England Conservatory; University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth; Brookline Music School).
Sabrina has enjoyed a career as a soloist with countless New England area chamber groups, choruses and orchestras - touring, championing new works and collaborating with composers. She was a founding member of Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston for over 12 years. For 20 years, she has performed with the prestigious Boston Baroque chorus, with whom she has also recorded and been a soloist.
Sabrina has performed live on WGBH Radio several times and has recorded for Albany Records, the Discovery Channel, Cakewood Records, and the Zamir Chorale. Sabrina's teachers have included Kathleen Kaun, Ruth Falcon, Thomas Paul, Lucy Shelton and Tamara Brooks, with chamber music studies under the tutelage of Jan DeGaetani. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Academy Fight Song involves PA alumni, faculty
in world-premiere production at Boston Center for the Arts.
Kinky Boots actor comes home.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lauren Chapman '12 returns to Boston in the Tony award-winning show's national tour.
Assistant Professor Christina Marin recieves service learning innovation grant
to support collaboration between Emerson's Theatre Education graduate program and ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT) in Hyde Square.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!