Lyric soprano, Sharon O’Leary, has pursued doctoral work in vocal performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as the Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. Throughout her education she has studied with Richard Davis, Martha Longmire, Costanza Cuccaro, Virginia Pyle, and Sharon Grey. She has also coached with George Darden of the Metropolitan Opera and Edwin Penhorwood. Ms. O’Leary is a founding member of the STC music faculty and currently serves as assistant department chair. She teaches voice, music theory, music literature, and is the director of the choir ensemble. At home in many genres of music, she has performed in recital, opera and musical theatre in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Italy.