Sunderman Conservatory Spotlight
The Sunderman Conservatory gave Clint the outlet to explore her many creative interests while still developing a mind rooted in the liberal arts.
“I’ve been involved in the arts as long as I can remember and knew that music was something I wanted to pursue. Gettysburg provided the opportunity to study voice in a conservatory environment, while having a full liberal arts collegiate experience. As a winner of the Concerto Competition, I had the opportunity to perform with the orchestra. Through Opera Workshop, College Choir, Student Musical Theater, and the theater department, I explored as many performance styles as I could. With the encouragement of professors like Scott Crowne, Matthew Osifchin, and Chris Kauffman, I went on to pursue my master’s in classical vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music.”
“Career paths in the arts aren’t always linear and there’s no ‘right way’ to do things—your journey is unique and sometimes the most exciting opportunities come as complete surprises. My experiences at Gettysburg helped me to realize that.”
“I’ve freelanced as a performer and dramaturg, was an event coordinator at a two-Michelin starred restaurant, and am now the Associate Director of Youth Programs at Steps on Broadway. After collaborating with City Lyric Opera directing a scenes concert, I was offered and accepted the position as Artistic Director. As a female-founded and led company, our mission is to provide a space for the unheard voices in opera and bring opera to new audiences.”