Sarah McLean

Sarah fell in love with choir by accident in high school while helping out backstage with a local musical theatre production. This led to her becoming a full-fledged choir nerd and a life of performing as a chorister and soloist with choirs such as the U of Alberta Madrigal Singers, Alberta Youth Choir, London Symphony Chorus, U of Calgary Chamber Choir, Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, Christ’s College Choir, and U of Cambridge Chamber Choir among others.

She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music Education. Sarah has studied conducting with Graeme Langager, Hilary Apfelstadt, Caron Daley, and James Jordan. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Music in Choral Conducting where she studied with Stephen Layton, Graham Ross, Daniel Hyde, and Voces8.

Recently, Sarah revisited her roots as the Apprentice Conductor with the 2021 Alberta Youth Choir working with Michael Zaugg. Sarah currently sings with Spiritus Chamber Choir, conducts the Young Singers of the Calgary Boys’ Choir, and teaches music in the Foothills School Division.