Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2000
Dr. Sandra Boysen Sluberski has performed leading roles in U.S. opera houses, sung Tagalog folk songs and Broadway hits throughout the Philippines, jammed with jazz musicians, and entertained in Manhattan’s famed Don’t Tell Mama cabaret, among other venues. She has more than 70 oratorio/concert and musical theatre/operatic roles to her credit and appeared regularly in both live and broadcast performances.
She sang operatic lead roles with Palm Beach Opera, Pensacola Opera, South Georgia Opera, Florida State Opera, and Opera Rochester, and was concert soloist with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Tallahassee Oratorio Society, Pensacola Oratorio Society, Eastman Philharmonia, Rochester Bach Festival, Tallahassee Bach Parley, Florida A&M University, Cornell University, and Ithaca College, among others.
Sandra holds the M.M. and D.M. degrees in Voice Performance from Florida State University’s College of Music, and has been on the voice faculty at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance in Rochester, NY, since 2000. In 2013, she was honored with the Hochstein Faculty Service Award. In 2019, she was awarded a Faculty Excellence Grant.
She formerly served on the voice faculty at Nazareth College and was artist-in-residence at Emporia State University’s School of Music in Kansas. She is currently satellite voice faculty for Monroe Community College vocal music majors.
Sandra provides voice-over talent for commercial venues through SBS Vocalworx and West Rush Media LLC, and coaches students in vocal presentation and audition preparation. www.sbsvocalworx.com
Sandra is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Continuing Education Provider (E-RYT 200, RYT500, YACEP) through Yoga Alliance, and a Level 1 Kundalini Instructor certified through the Kundalini Research Institute. She creates, records, edits and presents workshops, classes and Kirtan sessions for the Online Yoga School/Yoga & Ayurveda Center. She also leads monthly sessions in Kirtan (call-and-response singing of mantras in Sanskrit & English) for Mythic Treasures in Rochester, utilizing harmonium, singing bowls, and percussion. She is the author of “Taking Myths to the Mat,” available in paperback and as an eBook on Amazon. This is the companion book to her online course of the same title offered through the Online Yoga School/Yoga & Ayurveda Center. www.sbsyogaworx.com
She is married to Dave Sluberski, Principal Lecturer in audio/sound recording at the School of Film & Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology, recording engineer for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and owner of West Rush Media LLC.
More About Sandra Boysen Sluberski
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
What inspires me: People who look above and beyond themselves to higher aspirations of character
Why the arts matter: They speak to our bodies, minds, and souls in subtle yet powerful languages
Favorite things to do in Rochester area: Walk downtown during the Jazz Festival in the summer; visit local wineries; bicycling the many excellent trails in the Finger Lakes
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Hanging out with my pet chickens or in the garage, or repairing automotive engines with Dave.
My favorite local restaurant: Mendon 64
Favorite places to travel: California, Canada, London (U.K.), the Philippines
Favorite music to listen to while driving: Acoustic Alchemy, The Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, David Benoit
What people would be surprised to know about me: I love dual ziplining and taking on aerial adventure courses through the treetops at Peek'n Peak down in the Southern Tier!