Instrument/Department: Voice (soprano)
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 appears regularly in both live and broadcast performances.
She has sung operatic lead roles with Palm Beach Opera, Pensacola Opera, South Georgia Opera, Florida State Opera, and Opera Rochester. She has performed concerts as a soloist with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Eastman Philharmonia, Rochester Bach Festival, Cornell University, and Ithaca College.
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. 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.
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. She is married to Dave Sluberski, senior lecturer for audio/sound recording at the School of Film & Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology and recording engineer for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. When not performing or recording, Sandra is usually enjoying her pet chickens or is in the garage, repairing automotive engines with Dave. www.sboysen.com.