Musical Theater

Musical Theater Voice

Student Highlights

  • First place in the Chicago NATS Musical Theater competition

  • National Young Arts Winner, one of the the most prominent high school musical theatre competitions: YoungArts NYA

  • Broadway in Chicago Billy Elliot performers

  • Leads in Elementary, Middle, and High School performances

  • Looking Glass Theater, Chicago, IL Lead Performers

  • Northlight Theater Co., Chicago, IL Leads Performers

  • Second City performers

We may work on

  • Vocal technique

  • Belting/ Mixing

  • Crossover

  • Breath support

  • Audition cuts

  • MT Style

I have studied with Sarah Schroeder for the last year. The product of my voice going in and the one you hear today can barley be compared due to the fact that it is an entirely new voice. The depth and quality of my tone, understanding of the techniques taught, andability to sing in ways I have not before are all due to the knowledge, patience, and talents of Sarah Schroeder. Although a classical singer herself, she is able to teach how that type of singing can be branched out to all areas of singing. Longevity of the voice is always a top focus and you cannot help but feel safe with your voice her hands. Aside from singing, she is kind, caring, and a great listener.
— Matt Mitchell, CAP21 Conservatory
I just wanted to thank you for everything this summer. By the end of last semester, I was so frustrated with trying to turn my voice into what I wanted it to be that I forgot why I was singing in the first place. Working with you helped me figure out what I could be capable of, and now I have a realistic way of achieving it. I’ve spent two years trying to change my voice into something it wasn’t, but now I think that there might be a place for my type of voice in musical theater, even if it takes awhile to figure out exactly what that is. I’m excited about singing again, and for a lot of last year, that wasn’t the case. Thank you for helping me get to that point!
— Kari Nelson, Theater Intern, NYC Depauw University
Sarah, Just wanted to let you know that you working with me yesterday helped me a lot with the audition today. Before I went to the audition, I warmed up and practiced what we did with “Why Can’t You Behave” and “Always True to You in My Fashion.” I felt confident, and I thought it went very well. Thank you for your help!
— Beth "Lara Rose" Johnson