Paige Sentianin, soprano, is a professional classical singer and voice teacher. In her performance career, she has been praised for her clear sound and “coquettish vivacity both in her acting and singing.” While completing her Master of Music degree at University of Colorado Boulder, she performed as Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Papagena in The Magic Flute while also covering the role of Pamina.
Other credits include Adela in Lottie Silks (Central City Opera/Writing the Rockies), Giannetta in The Elixir of Love (Boulder Opera Company), Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica (Opera on Tap Colorado), Maguelonne in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival), and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (LMU Sinatra Opera Workshop). No stranger to new music, Paige has worked on contemporary operas with the CU New Opera Workshop and Central City Opera in conjunction with Writing the Rockies.Paige is an established soloist in the area and has performed major works with the CU Boulder Early Music Ensemble, the Denver Pro Chorale, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, and the Cantabile Singers. Paige is also joining the Colorado Bach Ensemble and the Boulder Bach Festival for their upcoming seasons and continues to sing roles in operas with local companies. She is a student of Matthew Chellis.
Paige is extremely passionate about spreading her love of music to others. She received her teaching instruction during her time at CU and earned her degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy (the study of teaching). She received rigorous training in all aspects of vocal pedagogy including healthy vocal technique, teaching different styles, anatomy, acoustics, repertoire, and various methods of instruction. Because pedagogy was a focus of her degree she wrote a forty-page thesis on teaching voice, specifically focusing on kinesthetic awareness and body use. Paige’s teaching philosophy is that no matter what genre of music or why one chooses to study voice, everyone can learn to sing in a healthy way that will last them all their life—and express their love of music as long as they wish to sing.