Associate Music Director
Sarah joined Central’s staff in 2006 as a section leader in the choir, served as Children’s Choir Director since 2013, and became Central’s Associate Music Director in 2015, and is a Colorado native and long-time Presbyterian.
Sarah Davis Eaton has been hailed by the Boston Globe as having a “clear and characterful soprano” and “assured musicianship,” and “stage presence and a voice of considerable potential” by the Boston Phoenix. A native of Colorado, Sarah earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado in 2012, and a Master of Music in Voice Performance at Boston University, spending a third year as an Intern with the Boston University Opera Institute. Roles performed there include Ilia in Idomeneo and Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also sung the title role in Suor Angelica, Lady Billows in Albert Herring and Mrs. Webb in Our Town (University of Colorado at Boulder), Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Queen in Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead (CU NOW). Other roles include Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco (Utah Festival Opera), First Lady and First Spirit in The Magic Flute (Longwood Opera) and Ensemble in Boston Lyric Opera’s productions of Thaïs, La Traviata, Lucie de Lammermoor, Eugene Onegin, and Tosca.
In concert, she has appeared locally as a soloist with the Arvada Chorale, Broomfield Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. She has shared the stage as a guest artist in a recital with bass-baritone Keith Miller of the Metropolitan Opera, and has appeared as a soloist with ALEA III (Boston), Maine Grand Opera, New Music Ensemble Boston, the Saengerfest Chorus (Boston), St. Mary Choir and Orchestra (Denver), and in Consent to Gravity, a landmark musical and choreographic interpretation of the ‘scores’ of artist Frederick Sommer at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City, the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI and the Tower Auditorium at MassArt in Boston. The project was recorded in 2005.
As a recitalist, she has explored the texts of Emily Dickinson, musical theater songs on the theme “Homebodies and Desperate Housewives,” and the Love Songs of Robert Aldridge. She also appears on a 2013 recording entitled “La cigale et la fourmi: Tales of a Hungry Musician,” with pianist Rachel Schrag.
Sarah has taught voice students at all levels, from Kindermusik to graduate students for over 15 years. She is a former member of the voice faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver’s College of Arts and Media, and past President of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world. Most recently she served as a private voice instructor at Dana V Music in Louisville, CO.
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