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Savanna Sokolnicki


Dr. Savanna Sokolnicki is a sought-after singer, vocal instructor, lecturer, and language expert. Currently a Lecturer in Classical Voice at Belmont University, Dr. Sokolnicki also serves as the Tennessee District Governor for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Dr. Sokolnickis students have seen success in vocal competitions, summer programs, and performances all over the world.

Dr. Sokolnicki is a versatile performing artist whose repertoire encompasses everything from bel canto and romantic operatic repertoire to cutting-edge contemporary works. Recent career highlights include a series of commercial performances in association with the Chicago Lyric Opera Building, the world premiere of Wide Waters by Canadian composer Ronald Beckett, and performances with Nashville Opera in Les Contes DHoffmann and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Other performing credits include the role of Mrs. Peachum in Street Theatre Companys production of Threepenny Opera, Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera (UK Opera Theatre), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Opera in Orvieto), Juliette in Gounods Roméo et Juliette (UK Opera Theatre), Lily in Eastman Opera Theatres production of The Secret Garden, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (Eastman Opera Theatre), Freulein Schneider in Cabaret (Eastman Opera Theatre), Olga in The Merry Widow (Eastman Opera Theatre), and Adele in Die Fledermaus (AIMS in Graz).

Dr. Sokolnicki holds the D.M.A degree from the University of Kentucky and her dissertation is entitled Gretchen's Soliloquy "Ach Neige Du Schmerzenreiche" from Goethe's Faust: A vocal performance analysis and set of performance guidelines for various solo voice settings. She also holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY and completed her undergraduate work at Eastman, as well, receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance.