Dr. Sarah Stankiewicz Dailey completed DMA and MM degrees in Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a BM in Voice at the Oberlin Conservatory. As an undergraduate, she participated in numerous opera scenes programs, opera ensembles, and sang the role of Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. She was also heavily involved with Oberlin’s historic Gilbert and Sullivan Players, serving as an organization officer and in both the cast and crew of five productions.
While at IU, Dr. Dailey participated in masterclasses and a Schubert Liederabend under the direction of Roger Vignoles, with the composer Richard Hundley during his lecture recital at the 2007 New Voice Educator’s Symposium, sang on a faculty recital of Hugo Wolf’s complete Italienisches Liederbuch under the direction of pianist Casey Robards, collaborated with IU Professor of Composition Don Freund, singing his Backyard Songs on a faculty recital, and participated with other singers under the direction of the pianist Jeremy Reger to present the “Drunken Moon Cabaret.”
Dr. Dailey moved to Arkansas in 2013 after marrying Nathaniel Dailey, a Little Rock-based artist and instructor working in illustration and design. In the spring of 2014, she served as the Music Director and orchestra conductor for a successful community theater production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado in Maumelle, AR. This past spring, Dr. Dailey assisted with the music preparation for Henderson State University’s Opera Workshop tour of The Three Billy Goats Gruff which was seen by over 3,300 elementary school students in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Dr. Dailey serves as Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Henderson State University and Hendrix College, while also maintaining a private voice studio in Little Rock. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and carries Level 3 certification in Somatic Voicework© - The LoVetri Method, a system of vocal technique for teaching contemporary commercial music (CCM) singing styles. Dr. Dailey was last seen on stage with Opera in the Rock singing the Gingerbread Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and at the Weekend Theater as Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music.