November/December 2018: 
Sarah plays Judith Davenport in the Broadway Rose Theatre production of A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol, from November 21-December 23. Tickets available here!  

November 2018: 

THE MAINESTUDIO Fall Recital will be held at the University of Portland Recital Hall on Saturday, November 3 at 8 pm.

July/August 2018: 
Sarah sings with the Portland Opera Chorus for Portland Opera's production of Orfeo ed Euridice. July 27, 29, 31, August 2, 4, Keller Auditorium. 

June 2018: 
Sarah sings the role of Margaret in The Light in the Piazza with Mock's Crest. Performances are July 9-24 at the University of Portland. Ticket information here

THE MAINESTUDIO Summer Recital will be held at the University of Portland Recital Hall on Saturday, May 19 at 7 pm.

April 2018: 
Sarah sings with the Portland Opera Chorus for Portland Opera's Big Night gala concert. April 14th, 7:30 pm, Keller Auditorium. 

March 2018:
THE MAINESTUDIO offers a masterclass with soprano Erin McCarthy and collaborative pianist Susan McDaniel. Sunday, March 18th at 2:30 pm, at the University of Portland Recital Hall. 

February 2018: 
Sarah joins Resonance Ensemble for SOULS: Mythical Understandings finding common ground in uncommon times.  Sarah performs several featured solos in local composer Theresa Koon's new song cycle set to twelve Sufi pieces. February 15 at 2 pm, at First Presbyterian Church: FREE. 

January 2018: 
Students from UP  participate in the 2018 Classical NATS Student Auditions on December 27th and 28th at the University of Portland. Sarah participates in the auditions as a member and the NATS Chapter President. 

December 2017:
THE MAINESTUDIO Winter Recital will be held at the University of Portland Recital Hall on Sunday, December 17 at 7 pm.

November 2017: 
Students from both UP and The Mainestudio participate in the 2017 Musical Theatre NATS Student Auditions on November 18th and 19th at Marylhurst University. Student Lana Sage won her category and qualified for the NW Regional round of auditions. Sarah participates in the auditions as a member and the NATS Chapter President. 

October 2017:
Sarah serves on the site host team and attends workshops at the NW Regional NATS conference in Portland on October 27-29. 

September 2017:
Come see Sarah perform for Portland Summerfest at Changing Places, a Light, Music, and Art Installation at the Keller Fountain on Wednesday, September 13th at 5 pm. Sarah will sing arias, duets, and trios with soprano Amy Hansen, baritone Robb Harrison, and collaborative pianist Chuck Dillard.

 
July 2017:
Sarah joins the Portland Opera for Opera A La Cart at the Forest Grove Farmers Market at 5 pm on July 26th.
Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is Portland Opera’s new mobile performance venue that will bring opera directly to the community in pop-up performances. Designed and built by architecture students at PSU, the cart will feature a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials du jour. Charismatic young singers will perform arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. Opera a la Cart will travel to food cart pods, farmers markets, college campuses, neighborhood festivals, and other locations where people gather.

June 2017:
Sarah joins the Portland Opera Chorus for Man of La Mancha on June 9, 11, 15, 17. Message Sarah directly for a friends and family discount for tickets, or view full ticket information here: http://portlandopera.org/production/man-la-mancha/

May 2017:
The Linfield College Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra performs the Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai (“Nicolai Mass”) on Sunday, May 14th at 4 pm in Ice Auditorium. Sarah joins as the mezzo soloist. 

Sarah joins the Portland Opera Chorus for La Boheme on May 5, 7, 11, and 13. Message Sarah directly for a friends and family discount for tickets, or view full ticket information here: http://portlandopera.org/production/la-boheme/


April 2017:
Sarah joins the Portland Opera Chorus for the Big Night concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 8th. Message Sarah directly for a friends and family discount for tickets, or view full ticket information here: http://portlandopera.org/production/big-night/

January 2017:
Sarah plays the role of Mama in the staged reading of the new musical Wings of Fire, at Lakewood Theatre on January 22. Tickets and full details available here: https://www.lakewood-center.org/


Students from both UP and The Mainestudio participate in the 2017 Classical NATS Student Auditions on January 28 at Pacific University. Sarah manages the auditions as the NATS Auditions Chair. 


December 2016:
THE MAINESTUDIO Winter Recital will be held at the University of Portland Recital Hall on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm.

Sarah teaches a workshop on The Aging Voice on December 6th for the Portland First Unitarian Universalist Church choir.
Sarah joins Resonance Ensemble and the Portland Chamber Orchestra for four performances on Handel's Messiah, on December 14, 16, 17, and 18. Tickets available here: http://www.resonancechoral.org/messiah/

November 2016:
Students from both UP and The Mainestudio participate in the 2016 Musical Theater NATS Student Auditions on November 5 at Lewis and Clark College. Sarah manages the auditions as the NATS Auditions Chair. 


November 13th: Sarah joins the Vancouver Unitarian Universalist Church choir for their fall retreat, teaching a workshop on The Aging Voice.

September 2016:
Sarah joins the voice faculty of the University of Portland.

July 2016:

Sarah joins Lakewood Theatre to play Claudia in the musical Nine. Show dates are from July 8-August 14. 

June 2016:

Sarah teaches Mind Your Registers: A Workshop for Belters for the Laura Thoreson Studio of Voice, at the University of Portland on June 4, from 11 am-1 pm.
 

May 2016:
THE MAINESTUDIO Spring Recital will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm.


Join soprano Erin McCarthy, collaborative pianist Susan McDaniel, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines on Sunday, May 22 for Mozart, Musicals, and Merlot: a Vocal Chamber Recital. This program is part of the Red Barn Recital Series at Fermata Farm.

March 2016:
Starting March 19, Sarah joins the teaching staff for The Heart of Kirtan, a 6-week intensive Kirtan workshop hosted by Heather and Benjy Wertheimer of Shantala Music.


The Mainestudio and the Erin G. McCarthy voice studio will co-host a Spring Masterclass with mezzo-soprano Jamie Jacobson and collaborative pianist Susan McDaniel. This event is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, and will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church. Singers may choose from two Masterclass sessions: 1-3 pm, and 3:30-5:30 pm. Contact Sarah directly to sign up for this event.
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Sarah will join Resonance Ensemble in Seattle for a performance of the Distler Totentanz at the American Choral Director's Association conference on Friday, March 4, 2016. This exciting invitation will showcase Resonance in front of the choral conductors of the Pacific Northwest at Seattle's Town Hall.

While in Seattle, Sarah will attend the NW Regional National Association of Teacher's of Singing Convention on Saturday, March 5th.

February 2016:
Sarah will join Alexis Moore Eytinge and multiple other wonderful Portland musicians for the Share The Love aka The Disney Cabaret at Vie de Boheme on Thursday, February 11th at 7 pm. Check out all the details at the Facebook event here.

January 2016:
The Cascade Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing hosts Classical Student Auditions at the University of Portland on January 29 and 30. Sarah serves at the Auditions co-chair, organizing the event with 155 singers and 30+ voice teachers. In addition, Sarah was recently appointed the Cascade NATS Chapter President-Elect.

December 2015:
THE MAINESTUDIO Winter Recital will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm.

Join mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines, soprano Erin McCarthy, and pianist Susan McDaniels for a beautiful holiday recital at Fermata Farm! Choose from two performances: Saturday, December 12 at 5 pm, or Sunday, December 20 at 5 pm. This is a very special venue for holiday repertoire: in a gorgeous barn! Tickets are limited: visit www.awayinamanger.brownpapertickets.com for more information.



November 2015:

Sarah performs patriotic songs for "Honor Their Service" A Veteran's Day Tribute at the Lake Oswego City Hall, from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, November 11.

Sarah serves at the Student Auditions Coordinator for the NATS Cascade Chapter Music Theater Auditions at Western Oregon University on Saturday, November 7th. Congratulations to student Natalie Brauser for placing second in her category!

October 2015:
Sarah joins Resonance Ensemble for a Halloween Concert: Dance of Death at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Saturday, October 31st at 7:30 pm. Ticket information available here. Check out this fun feature on the Resonance Ensemble FB page!
 

We love featuring our headliners and are honored to have such great talent join us - but our ensemble is pretty amazing,...

Posted by Resonance Ensemble on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
 

Sarah joins the Portland Opera Chorus for a concert of choral works at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on October 6. See the full press release here.

September 2015:
Sarah performs Mozart duets and arias at a private arts event in McMinville, Oregon.

June 2015:

Sarah plays Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore with Mock's Crest. Performances are every weekend in June: ticket information here. Check out this great review of the show!



May 2015:

THE MAINESTUDIO Spring Recital will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church on Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm.

April 2015:

Sarah joins the Front Royal Oratorio Society as the alto soloist for the Mozart Requiem.
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
Winchester, Virginia

Sunday, April 12 at 4 pm
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
Front Royal, Virginia

February 2015:

Sarah joins the Portland Opera Chorus for Carmen. Performances are the first two weekends of February: Tickets available here.
 

Sarah makes a guest appearance on the Mont Chris Hubbard Bonus Show
February 3 & 13
8 pm
Mazza's 3728 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, Oregon 97232
January 2015:

Sarah lectures on vocal health at Corban University in Salem, Oregon on January 27.


December 2014:
Christ United Methodist Church hosts Sarah as the featured musical guest for "River City House of Praise", a live radio show-style worship service.
December 15 at 10:15 am
12755 NW Dogwood St, Portland, OR 97229
 

 
THE MAINESTUDIO Winter Recital will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church on Friday, December 12 at 8 pm.
 

Voices for the Performing Arts hosts Sarah as the alto soloist for The Messiah.
December 2 at 7:30 pm
December 5 at 8 pm
LDS Church
22284 SW Grahams Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062


November 2014:
 
Eastern Mennonite University hosts Sarah on November 20 for lectures on vocal health and function.
 

The Arts Chorale of Winchester hosts Sarah as the featured mezzo-soprano soloist in their performance of the Mozart Requiem.
FALL 2014 CONCERT
Featuring the Mozart Requiem
Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 8 pm
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church 130 Keating Drive Winchester, Virginia
 

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines joins Erin Anderson McCarthy, soprano and Susan McDaniel, piano for a recital of vocal chamber music.
SHADOW OF THE BLUES: AMERICAN ART SONGS AND ARIAS
Date: Sunday, November 16
Time: 5 pm
Location: Chehalem Cultural Center 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132
 
 

Eastern Oregon University hosts Sarah on November 13 and 14 for a series of masterclasses, lectures, and a recital featuring vocal diverse vocal styles. Read a full local press release about the trip here.
 
 

 
Sarah performs patriotic songs with the Red Lantern Ensemble at the "Honor Their Service" Veteran's Day Tribute in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
 
October 2014:
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines joins Erin Anderson McCarthy, soprano and Susan McDaniel, piano for a recital of vocal chamber music.
 
SHADOW OF THE BLUES: AMERICAN ART SONGS AND ARIAS
Date: October 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
 
September 2014:
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines joins Anne Young, piano, and LeAnn McKenna, flute, to perform Ravel's Chansons madecasses as well as selections by Handel and Moore. 
 
RED LANTERN ENSEMBLE
Fall Concert Program
Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 3 pm
Location: Classic Pianos 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Admission: Freewill Donation
 
August 2014:
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines joins Baltimore tenor Andrew Hann to perform beloved musical theatre duets.
 
The MAINESTUDIO SUMMER RECITAL
Date: August 22, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Stonehenge Studios 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Portland
 
July 2014:
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines performs Ravel's Chansons madecasses
 
RED LANTERN ENSEMBLE
Summer Concert Program
Date: July 20, 2014
Time: 3 pm
Location: Tigard United Methodist Church
Admission: Freewill Donation
 
SUMMER AFTERNOON MUSICALE
Event: TV-OMTA’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Music Pearls and  Delightful Tidbits
Date: July 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Home of Jack and Frances Geer
17325 SW Parrett Mountain Rd
Sherwood OR 97140
Tickets: $25 for a single ticket; 2 tickets may be purchased for $40.00
 
June 2014:
Jester Educational Theatre collaborates with Sarah to present a musical theatre comedy workshop for young actors.
 
Whistle A Happy Tune: Musical Theatre Comedy for Kids
Sunday, June 22 at 2 pm
$10 pre-registration/early payment, $12 at the door, and $8 if you've appeared in a JET performance. Cash and credit card preferred, checks acceptable. Fifteen people max. Contact Kevin Muir for registration: kevin@kevinmuirproductions.com

Find your funny bone! Rocking a comedic song often involves making strong vocal choices. Kids will learn new vocal tools to amp up the comedy in this targeted workshop. Every participant must come prepared with a comedic song from a musical, as well as a recorded accompaniment on CD or MP3. Need song suggestions? Contact Dr. Maines at themainestudio@gmail.com.
 


THE MAINESTUDIO Spring Recital will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 7 at 7 pm.

 
May 2014:
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines joins sopranos Natalie Gunn and Erin Anderson McCarthy as well as pianist Susan McDaniel for a recital of vocal chamber music.
 
Le Menu: A Chamber Recital
Saturday, May 3
3 pm
The Francis Greer Mansion
$20 advance tickets include a wine reception: contact www.themainestudio.com to reserve a seat.
 
Le Menu: A Chamber Recital
Saturday, May 31
3 pm
Portland First United Methodist Church
Donations for charity encouraged at the door.

Sarah is a featured lecturer and voice teacher at Eastern Oregon University on May 4 and 5. See the full press release here.


Get those jazz vibes as Sarah joins Bethany Small, Alexis Eytinge, and Mont Chris Hubbard for a vintage gathering of music and art, in the salon style. Period dress welcome and encouraged, to fit the dapper mood. Free admission: bring a bottle of wine to share.

A Spring Soiree
Friday, May 9
7-9 pm
Stonehenge Studio 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Portland

Sarah joins professional Portland choir Resonance Ensemble for their May performance. Resonance performs new music from the Pacific Northwest and Scandinavia exploring the beauty and spiritual connection of the natural world. Featuring a commission by local composer Renee Favand-See and works by Cascadia Composers.

 
Northern Light
Saturday, May 17th 7:30 pm
Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd

Sunday, May 18th 4:00 pm
Lincoln Recital Hall
Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue
Click here for ticket information.
 
 
April 2014: 
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Maines joins sopranos Natalie Gunn and Erin Anderson McCarthy as well as pianist Susan McDaniel for a recital of vocal chamber music.
 
Le Menu: A Chamber Recital
Saturday, April 5
7:30 pm
Hudson Hall
Willamette University, Salem, OR
 
March 2014:
 
Jester Educational Theatre collaborates with Sarah to present an articulation and projection workshop for young actors.
 
The "Peter Picked a Peck Project"
Sunday, March  
2-3:30 pm
$10 pre-registration/early payment, $12 at the door, and $8 if you've appeared in a JET performance. Cash and credit card preferred, checks acceptable. Fifteen people max.
 

Mezzo-soprano Sarah joins sopranos Natalie Gunn and Erin Anderson McCarthy as well as pianist Susan McDaniel for a recital of vocal chamber music.
 
Le Menu: A Chamber Recital
Sunday, March 16th 4:00 pm, free
Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall 
900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, Oregon
More information: http://www.linfield.edu
 
 
January 2014:
Aladdin, Jr, co-directed by Sarah Maines and Molley Stuckey, opens at Stoller Middle School on January 22.

Sarah begins rehearsals of Zombiella the Musical , a musical comedy written by local playwright Sally Stember and directed by Paul Bright. The show opens January 26th, as part of Portland's Fertile Ground festival.
 
December 2013:
During a two-week trip to Virginia and Maryland, Sarah taught lessons and a masterclass, performed the Handel Messiah with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio with the Maryland Chamber Orchestra.

Sarah was also the featured artist at Christ United Methodist Church's "River City House of Praise" radio theatre worship service, and sang multiple holiday masses at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. 
 
THE MAINESTUDIO Spring Recital will be held at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 18 at 7 pm.
 
 
November 2103:
Sarah attends the Cascade NATS Chapter Fall Classical Festival in Eugene, Oregon, and begins teaching a bi-monthly Voice Workshop series at First United Methodist Church in Portland. She also begins singing with Jumptown Big Band and joins the staff of The Young People's Theatre Project. She will co-direct Aladdin, Jr. at Stoller Middle School through the YPTP Second Stage Residency program.

October 2013:

Sarah teaches workshops on vocal anatomy, function, and health for the choral programs at Jesuit High School and Meadow Park Middle School.

September 2013:

Sarah received an invitation to submit two exercises for publication in the new textbook "The Vocal Athlete: Application and Technique for the Hybrid Singer" by Wendy D. LeBorgne, Ph.D. CCC-SLP and Marci Daniels Rosenberg, M.S. CCC-SLP., through Plural Publishing. The textbook will be available in the early spring of 2014. Dr. Maines' exercises will appear in the supplemental workbook, along with many other exercises from voice pedagogues, voice pathologists and singing voice specialists who work with commercial music vocal athletes.

August 2013:

Sarah returns from PEVOC 2013 in Prague, where she presented research on voice efficiency and co-taught a workshop on voice pedagogy curriculum development.