Sara Paar

Sara Paar, 2014, soprano, is an enthusiastic performer of contemporary classical music, opera, vocal dance, and music theatre. Hailed as “astonishing,” Dr. Paar is a favorite with composers and has performed both traditional and new works with ensembles in the US, including Ensemble 365, One World Symphony, and The Choral Society of the Hamptons. Recent performances and recordings include works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Marga Richter, Roscoe Mitchell, and Clarice Assad. Originally from Wisconsin, Sara recently completed her doctorate in music at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her dissertation, inspired by work with Joan Melton, investigates the neurology of speaking and singing and the impact that knowledge has on the technique of Sprechstimme and other speech-song techniques.

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