Lyric Soprano, Sarah Stembel is a New Orleans native that specializes in classical and musical theatre repertories. Performing in various venues across the gulf south, Sarah is a current junior Vocal Performance Major at the University of Southern Mississippi who studies under the direction of Dr. Maryann Kyle. During her time at Southern Miss, she has been in several productions with the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company, including Carmen, West Side Story, Tosca, and Trial by Jury. She has also been apart of the Mississippi Opera productions of Carmen in 2016 and Tosca in 2015. In the upcoming academic year she will be performing in the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s production of Showbiz Harmony in October, the role of Yum-Yum in The Mikado in February, and a Lady of the Court in Rigoletto. This past year, Sarah was one of two Grand Prize winners for the Delta Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition who performed with the Delta Symphony Orchestra in late April. Notable teachers include, Lori Birrer Guy, Nancy Assaf, and Sean Pollock. This past summer, Sarah went to the International Performing Arts Institute for opera in Kiefersfelden, Germany. After she completes her Bachelor degree at USM, she plans to get her Masters degree in Vocal Performance and perform professionally.