P6ubspGVktbhZbiFlW3fIlzxEBNoBvP63wOtIMRK1lkWe are delighted to welcome and introduce Sarah Knott, Voice and Flute teacher to the MN Valley Conservatory of Music!  Sarah is a joyful teacher who is happy to work with students of all ages and skill levels.

“Improve your singing technique through art song, aria, and musical theatre repertoire study in a supportive environment directed by your personal goals.”

Sarah Knott, mezzo-soprano, was recently awarded First Prize in the 2013 Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition and First Prize in the 2012 Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Scholarship Competitions both in St. Paul, MN.  At the 2012 Vancouver International Song Institute in Vancouver, Canada, Ms. Knott was selected to attend the Theatre of Art Song: Advanced Program Studies as an Emerging Artist.  Ms. Knott was Prince Orlofsky in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2011.

Ms. Knott was the mezzo-soprano soloist in the Haydn Time in Mass of War at the Open Sings at Epiphany in Minneapolis, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) and Choir, Durufle Requiem with the Arrowhead Chorale and the Mozart Requiem for the Duluth Area CHUM (Churches United in Ministry) Benefit with members of the DSSO. Upcoming soloist performances include Messiah with the Ashland Chamber Music Society (WI).

Ms. Knott graduated cum laude in 2010 with a Bachelor or Arts in Voice Performance and Flute Performance at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa and received a Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2012.  Ms. Knott currently maintains studios with Mount Calvary Academy of Music, Bloomington Public School District, and Duluth Playhouse Conservatory as private instructor for general voice lessons for students elementary ages through adult.  As an Americorps member, she developed an afterschool music club and mentored at-risk students at Lester Park Elementary in Duluth.


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