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Sarah Altman-Kopko


  • B.M., Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • M.A., Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • M.M., Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • M.A., Communication Sciences & Disorders, The Ohio State University, 2012


  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, Allegheny Mountain Local Chapter, 2009-present
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2009-present
  • Estill Voice Training - Level 1 (2006) & Level 2 (2010)
  • The American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria, 2006
  • Alexander Technique, 2005-2009

Research Interests

  • Graduate Assistant in Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders Laboratory, Ohio University, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Advisor: Undergraduate Research Thesis, University of Florida, 2009-2010 Assisted and advised an undergraduate music student in research. Project was titled: Identifying Strategies for the Prevention of Vocal Problems among Potential Music Educators.
  • Graduate Research Thesis: "Voice Norms of Classically Trained Singers: A Pilot Study", 2008-2009
  • Research Assistant: Voice and Swallowing Clinic, The Ohio State University, 2007-2009
  • Undergraduate Thesis: "The Relationship between the Speaking and Singing Voice", 2007


  • Cambridge Who's Who Registry among Executive and Professional Women in the field of Research, Medicine and Healthcare, 2010
  • Swank Voice Teaching & Research Pedagogy Award, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • Voice Graduate Achievement Award, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 2009

Recent Presentations

  • "Identifying Strategies for the Prevention of Vocal Problems among Potential Music Educators", Voice Foundation: 39 Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA 2010
  • "Correlations of Speech and Song", The Ohio State University: Denman Honors Forum, 2006

Recent Performances

  • The Magic Flute: Scene - Papagena, Lancaster Ohio Music Festival, 2007
  • The Marriage of Figaro: Scenes - Susanna, Lancaster Ohio Music Festival, 2005
  • The Ohio State University Opera & Musical Theatre Program, various roles, 2003-2008
  • Off the Lake Productions Miss Bell, "Fame", 2004 Bianca Quartet, "Kiss Me Kate", 2003
  • ACDA Honor Women's Chorus, 2004
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