Wayne Sanders

BM, Roosevelt University. Voice teacher, coach, and pianist; collaborated and performed with Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Florence Quivar, and the late William Warfield; consultant to the Houston Grand Opera, the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland), and Munich’s Münchener Biennale; provided musical direction for presentations ranging from an all-star tribute to Marian Anderson at Aaron Davis Hall (New York) to Porgy and Bess in Helsinki and Savonlinna, Moscow, and Tallinn. Co-founder of Opera Ebony, a historic African American opera company based in New York; participated in touring performances of Opera Ebony’s acclaimed Black Heritage concert series and served as its conductor over the course of its international run in Canada, Iceland, and Switzerland. SLC, 1996–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018


So This Is Opera?


An audition is required.

This course is an introduction to opera through an opera workshop experience that explores combining drama and music to create a story. Open to students in the performing arts (music, dance, and theatre), as well as to the College community at large. All levels are welcome. Weekly class attendance is mandatory.


Studio Class


A placement audition is required.

This is a beginning course in basic vocal technique. Each student's vocal needs are met within the structure and content of the class.