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CV

Professional Summary

Puerto Rican soprano Yayra Sánchez, is an active performer of concerts and operas ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Yayra is an advocate of the Latin-American Art Song repertoire, and a proponent of contemporary vocal works as well. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to premier countless vocal works, from well-established and up-and-coming composers.

Ms. Sánchez earned a BA in Literature and Languages from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico; and, both a BA and an MM in Vocal Performance, from The Boston Conservatory. She has sung in great stages, including the world-renowned including the world-renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, the Boston Symphony Hall in Boston, MA, and The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, TX; also, at the Tanglewood Festival in Lenox, MA and the Centro de Bellas Artes

(Performing Arts Center) in San Juan, PR

 

Moreover, she is a voice teacher, the regional director and early childhood music teacher for Ladybug Music PR and, co-creator and co-producer of the children's music project: Canciones, raíces y alas, writing original, family-friendly music, in Spanish. Also, she's the voice of Hippocampus Clubhouse, en español - narrating the Spanish books found in this fun, inclusive, SEL-based story time podcast. And, she works as a freelance translator, transcriptionist and writer. 

Skills

Soprano  Classical Music  Opera  New Music  Latin American Art Song  Iberian Art Song  Contemporary  Bilingual: English/Spanish  Italian  French

Stage Acting  Stage Movement & Combat  Period, Modern & Latin Dance

Work Experience

2009-Present

Soprano - Singer

Soloist of concert and opera repertoire, contemporary and traditional; also, a member of various ensembles and choirs.

2009-Present

Voice Teacher

Teaching vocal technique to students of all levels, both in-person and online. 

2018-Present

Creator, Producer & Artist of Canciones, raíces y alas

Co-creator, co-producer, and artist of CRYA, writing, producing and singing family-friendly music, in Spanish. 

2022-Present

Director & Teacher of Ladybug Music PR

Early Childhood Music Teacher, leading mommy-and-me style classes, and Regional Director of the program in Puerto Rico. Business was previously based in Austin, TX (2019-2021), and worked for the program -as a teacher- in Los Angeles, CA 2013-2019. 

2021-Present

Host of Hippocampus Clubhouse, en español

Narrator of the Spanish books found in the fun, inclusive, SEL-based story time podcast.

2005-Present

Freelance Writer, Translator & Transcriptionist

Work as a writer, translator (English/Spanish), and transcriptionist (Audio to Text).

Education

2005-2011

The Boston Conservatory: Boston, MA

B.A. and M.M. in Music: Vocal Performance. 

2000-2004

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón: San Juan, PR

B.A. in Literature & Langauges: English & Spanish. 

Recognitions

Pi Kappa Lambda Honors (2009)       BFOS Ambassador

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