Voice, Classical, Opera, Musical Theatre, Pop & Contemporary
Lessons available in English or French
Sydney Clarke, soprano, received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Manitoba, at the Desautel Faculty of Music in the studio of Tracy Dahl. Some of Sydney’s career highlights include the role of HELENA in Opera NUOVA’s 2019 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ELETTRA and DONNA ANNA in Manitoba Underground Opera’s (MUO) productions of Idomeneo and Don Giovanni by Mozart. Sydney has also performed as the soprano soloist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s staged production of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. She is also a winner of the 2020 McLellan Competition.
What is your education and experience?
Bachelor of Music, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music ; Master of Music, University of Manitoba.
What made you decide to study music?
I always loved being a performer. Singing brings excitement and joy to my life every day, and I couldn’t see my life without music in it.
How are your lessons unique?
My lessons involve an exploratory component, with regular feedback from the student regarding their vocal sensations. I not only want to teach, but I want the student to be able to trust their intuition as well.
What do you love about teaching?
I am all about musical communities, so I love the collaborative spirit at MCMA! There are so many opportunities for students to perform and be a part of amazing workshops all year round. I also love those student moments where they start to feel more confident in their singing. You can see the excitement, the joy and sometimes surprise! You’d be amazed at what you can accomplish vocally if you stick to it, and continuously express yourself through healthy vocal techniques.
What would you say to someone who is interested in studying music?
I’d say, DO IT. I believe we all have an urge to communicate through music in some way or another, so find the right fit for you by exploring through music lessons.