MMS Owner & Music Teacher
Sydney Frizzell Gorham is a passionate music educator with a rich background in vocal performance. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, studying under the esteemed guidance of Dr. Lynelle Wiens. Hailing from the enchanting Santa Cruz Mountains, Sydney's musical journey began in high school and continued at Cabrillo College, where she obtained her AA in Music in 2013.
With a lifelong involvement in musical theater, Sydney has immersed herself in captivating stage productions. In Mountain Community Theatre's 2019 production of "Mamma Mia" in Ben Lomond, she showcased her talent and versatility as Sophie. She has also delighted audiences with her performances in Pacific Opera Theater, assuming notable roles such as 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. Sydney has displayed her vocal prowess in various other productions, taking on challenging roles, including Luisa in "The Fantasticks," Janet Weiss in "The Rocky Horror Show, "Sally Bowles in "Cabaret," Pennywise in "Urinetown," Violet Hilton in "Side Show." Her choral contributions have included solo performances in masterpieces such as Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem," Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and Britten's "War Requiem."
Sydney's passion for teaching blossomed at the young age of 15 when she founded the "Singing Club" for children of all ages. With the support of her family, she held classes in her home and hosted recitals for several years. Since then, she has dedicated herself to sharing her love for music through various educational endeavors. Conducting engaging music workshops for children and adults, Sydney has made a lasting impact in organizations such as Little People's Repertory Theater and Santa Cruz Performing Arts. While in Stockton, she also served as a voice instructor at the Zion Academy of Music and B Sharp School of Music in Lodi, CA.
With a warm and nurturing approach, Sydney is committed to empowering her students and helping them discover their musical potential. Her extensive performance experience and dedication to teaching make her a valuable mentor for aspiring musicians of all ages. Sydney aims to inspire and guide her students on their musical journey, fostering a love for music that will resonate with them throughout their lives.