Sarah E. Wheeler is a pianist based in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Sarah enjoys collaborating in musical theatre, vocal, choral, and instrumental music.
She is also experienced in MainStage programming for musical theatre.

 
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Bio

Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, Sarah E. Wheeler collaborates in classical vocal and instrumental repertoire, musical theatre, and choral music. Sarah has played for musicals with Hysterical Productions, Neenah Riverside Players, UW-Oshkosh at Fox Cities, Lawrence University, Kimberly High School, and Appleton East High School. She has also collaborated with choral groups including UW-Oshkosh Chamber ChoirLawrence University Viking Chorale, Oshkosh Youth Choir, Badger State Girl Choir, and Kimberly and Appleton East high schools. Currently, Sarah is a staff pianist at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, accompanies Kimberly High School choirs and vocalists, and freelances in the Appleton area.

Previously based in New York City, Sarah was Principal Vocal Coach and an Assistant Music Director with New York Opera Exchange, on the music faculty as a piano accompanist at Adelphi University, and played for various voice teachers in Manhattan, including at Barnard College. She also played with musical groups including the New Jersey State Opera and Village Light Opera Group.

Sarah has held staff positions at Boston Ballet School, Interlochen Arts Camp, and College Light Opera Company. She has worked as a pianist with regional theaters including Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and The Little Theatre On The Square. She also performed in many student vocal and instrumental recitals at Lawrence and Boston Universities.

Originally from Waterville, Maine, Sarah received her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from Boston University in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Lawrence University in 2007.

 

Résumé

 

Faculty & Staff Pianist

  • Piano Accompanist ~ Adjunct Faculty / Adelphi University / 2012-2013

  • Ballet Class Pianist ~ Staff / Boston Ballet School / 2010-2011

  • Rehearsal & Performance Pianist ~ Staff / College Light Opera Company / 2010, 2013

  • Vocal Studio Pianist ~ Staff / Lawrence University / 2007-2008, 2013-present

  • Musical Theatre Pianist ~ Staff / Interlochen Arts Camp / 2006, 2007, 2009

Voice Studio Pianist

  • John Holiday / Lawrence University / 2018-present

  • Esther Oh Zabrowski / Lawrence University / 2018-2019

  • Christian Bester / Lawrence University / 2017-2018

  • Karen Leigh-Post / Lawrence University / 2013-2016

  • William Riley / New York, NY / 2012-2013

  • Heidi Skok / New York, NY / 2011-2013

  • Harolyn Blackwell / Barnard College / 2011-2013

  • Robert Osborne / Barnard College / 2011-2012

  • Pamela Wolfe / Brandeis University / 2010-2011

  • Steven Spears / Lawrence University / 2007-2008, 2019-present

Choir Pianist

  • Appleton Boy Choir / Appleton, WI / 2019-present

  • UW-Oshkosh Chamber Choir / Oshkosh, WI / 2019-2020

  • Badger State Girl Choir / Neenah, WI / 2018-present

  • Viking Chorale / Lawrence University / Fall 2017

  • Oshkosh Youth Choir / Oshkosh, WI / 2013-2016

  • Brandeis University Institute of Music and Art / Brandeis University / 2011

  • Boston City Singers / Dorchester, MA / 2009-2010

  • Kimberly High School / Kimberly, WI / 2007-2008, 2013-2016, 2017-present

Music Director

  • Little Women ~ Piano/Conductor / Hysterical Productions / 2019

  • Legally Blonde ~ Conductor/OrchExtra Operator / Neenah Riverside Players / 2018

  • The Mikado ~ Associate MD & Pianist / Berkeley Light Opera Company / 2013

  • Les Misérables ~ Assistant MD & Key 1 / The Little Theatre On The Square / 2013

  • Assistant MD & Vocal Coach / New York Opera Exchange / 2012-2013

  • Secondhand Shakespeare (cut) ~ MD / West Village Musical Theatre Festival / 2012

MainStage Programmer

  • Shrek ~ Key 1 & 2 / UW-Oshkosh at Fox Cities / 2020

  • Next to Normal ~ Piano/Synth / The Next Chapter Actors, WI / 2019

  • Heathers (High School Edition) ~ Keyboard / Kimberly High School, WI / 2019

  • Parade ~ Key 1 & 2 / Kimberly High School, WI / 2019

  • Pippin ~ Key 1 & 2 / Lawrence University / 2018

  • Dogfight ~ Keyboard / The Next Chapter Actors, WI / 2018

  • Little Shop of Horrors ~ Key 1 & 2 / Kimberly High School, WI / 2018

  • A Man of No Importance ~ Key 1 & 2 / Lawrence University / 2016

  • Billy Elliot ~ Key 1 & 2 / Kimberly High School, WI / 2016

  • West Side Story ~ Synth / University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley / 2016

  • Godspell ~ Guitar 3/Keyboard / Lawrence University / 2014

  • Shrek ~ Key 2 / Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre / 2014

  • Hands on a Hardbody ~ Key 2 / Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre / 2014

  • Les Misérables ~ Key 2 / Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre / 2014

  • In the Heights ~ Key 2 / Kimberly High School, WI / 2014

  • Tarzan ~ Key 2 / University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley / 2014

  • She Loves Me ~ Key 1 / College Light Opera Company / 2013

  • Ragtime ~ Key 2 / Fiddlehead Theatre Company / 2012

Repertoire

Musical Theatre

42nd Street
Annie Get Your Gun
Babes in Arms
Evita
Fiddler on the Roof
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Godspell
Guys and Dolls
Honk!
Kismet
The Last Five Years
Les Misérables
Little Shop of Horrors

Little Women
A Man of No Importance
Merrily We Roll Along
The Most Happy Fella
My Fair Lady
My One and Only
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
No, No, Nanette

Pippin

She Loves Me
Working
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Sheet Music for Piano
Someone Playing Piano

Opera  & Operetta


Barber / A Hand of Bridge

Gilbert & Sullivan / Iolanthe

Gilbert & Sullivan / The Mikado

Gilbert & Sullivan / Patience

Gilbert & Sullivan / The Sorcerer

Gilbert & Sullivan / Trial by Jury

Herbert / Naughty Marietta

Humperdinck / Hansel and Gretel (selections)

Menotti / Amahl and the Night Visitors (selections)

Mozart / Così fan tutte

Mozart / Die Zauberflöte (selections)

Mozart / Le Nozze di Figaro (selections)

Offenbach / Paquerette

J Strauss / Die Fledermaus

Vocal

SELECT WORKS

Barber / Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Brahms / Fünf Gesänge, Op. 72
Chausson / Sept mélodies, Op. 2 (selections)
Finzi / Let Us Garlands Bring
Larsen / Sonnets from the Portuguese
Poulenc / Le courte Paille
Ravel / Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Schumann / Liederkreis, Op. 69

Wolf / Italienisches Liederbuch (selections)

Melody
Grand Piano

Instrumental  & Ensemble

SELECT WORKS

Beethoven / Cello Sonata in A, Op. 69

Brahms / Clarinet/Viola Sonatas Op. 120 No. 1 & 2

Brahms / Clarinet Trio, Op. 114

Hindemith / Sonata for Double Bass and Piano (1949)

Martinu / First Sonata for Flute and Piano

Mendelssohn / Trio in D minor, Op. 49

Poulenc / Clarinet & Oboe Sonatas

Mozart / Kegelstatt Trio K. 498

Ravel / Chansons Madécasses

 / Divertimento (1976) for piano trio

Schumann / Märchenbilder

 
 

Media

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BY JOCELYN HAGEN

 

Lawrence University Viking Chorale

Stephen M. Sieck, conductor

Fall 2017

Contact

920.915.7887

 

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