Soprano Sharon L. Stohrer specializes in helping musicians overcome performance anxiety through individual coaching and group workshops. A member of the voice faculty at Capital University, she also maintains a private studio where she welcomes beginners as well as singers of intermediate and advanced technique.

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Reviews and Raves
  • "The Singer's Companion is practical without being pedestrian. Stohrer distills useful counsel on a bevy of topics in an eminently accessible style, and the last chapter is an eloquent plea for respecting the sacred nature of singing. Her application of the NATS Code of Ethics to a set of guidelines for singers should be posted on every studio door and in every practice room. Voice pedagogues should put this volume on the recommended reading list for their students."
    NATS Journal of Singing, March/April 2008

  • "This is a useful worktable or bedside manual with the purpose of being a 'guide' or 'bible' about singing. There is discussion about things that are not in any other book in the current book market concerning overall healthy singing... A thought-provoking resource that is both inspirational and helpful. This would be a wonderful addition to anyone's library."
    MTNA American Music Teacher, June 1, 2007

  • "As a singer, I highly recommend this book!! I read it cover to cover in a day! Sharon Stohrer really knows what she's talking about..." [Read More]

  • "...I loved the practical suggestions, the detail of the exercises and the passion behind the words..." [Read More]

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Singer's Companion"; it helped me so much as a student currently studying voice, and I can't recommend it enough...." [Read More]

  • "I teach Voice at Keene State College as well as privately in Massachusetts. I can highly recommend her book The Singer's Companion to all singers from beginners to professionals. Sharon gives tips that perhaps you have never thought of before. I find it a good checkpoint for my students." [Read More]

  • "...this book has something for everyone, and is not likely to disappoint. Plus, the sense of humor thrown in makes it fun to read, instead of a sheer bombardment of information." [Read More]

  • "This book is a MUST HAVE for every singer who wants to take their vocal technique to the next level." [Read More]

About Sharon
Sharon earned a B.A. from Kalamazoo College, an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and an M.M. in vocal performance from The Boston Conservatory. A recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Grant for Emerging Artists, her operatic and oratorio experience has ranged from the soprano soloist in the Mozart Requiem to Anna in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins to Mimi in La Bohème. Sharon specializes in recitals with emphases on contemporary music, American repertoire and chamber works.

Sharon has taught voice and related areas such as acting and stagecraft, lyric diction and vocal pedagogy for New York University; the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York; Newberry and Anderson Colleges in South Carolina; Mount Wachusett College in Massachusetts; and Keene State College in New Hampshire. Her students have won numerous competitions, scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. She has directed programs of opera scenes, offered master classes on various topics and led workshops on overcoming performance anxiety for several schools and organizations.

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