Director and Owner
Sydney Frizzell Gorham earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, under the tutelage of Dr. Lynelle Wiens. She grew up in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, beginning her vocal studies in high school and then at Cabrillo College, where she obtained her AA in Music in 2013.
Sydney has been very active in musical theater since childhood. She has most recently been seen in Mountain Community Theatre’s 2019 production of Mamma Mia in Ben Lomond. Roles with Pacific Opera Theater included Gabrielle in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, Auretta in Mozart’s The Goose of Cairo, Anninku in Hans Kràsa’s Brundibar, and Moth the Fairy in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Stockton Symphony. Before that, she sang such roles as Luisa in The Fantasticks, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Pennywise in Urinetown, Violet Hilton in Side Show, and Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show. Choral solos have included Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Britten’s War Requiem.
Sydney discovered her love for teaching at the young age of 15. In 2005, she started a singing club that she called “Little Melody Makers” for children of all ages. In addition to conducting various music workshops for both kids and adults, she has done musical directing and/or vocal coaching with Little People’s Repertory Theater, Santa Cruz Performing Arts, and more. During her time in Stockton, Sydney taught voice at both the Zion Academy of Music and at B Sharp School of Music in Lodi, CA.