Sonya Headlam

Sonya Headlam’s musical journey began with piano lessons at the age of 5. She began formal voice training at the age of 16 and has since had a wide range of vocal performance experience in choral singing, musical theater, jazz, popular and classical music styles. 
 
With over 20 years of performance experience, Sonya has been seen in concert halls and stages around the world, from North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Career highlights include her Carnegie Hall debut as a soprano soloist with DCINY, and her regional opera house debut with Fargo-Morehead Opera singing the role of Musetta in La Bohème. Recent performances include the role of Le feu in Ravel’s L'enfant et lès sortilèges, Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte, and solo appearances with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, and Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was performed at the State Theater of NJ with the American Repertory Ballet. Born of Jamaican parentage, Sonya maintains close ties with the Caribbean where she has been active as a recitalist and soloist including a tour of Guadeloupe with members of the Cuban Philharmonic. 
 
Sonya has over 10 years of teaching experience and has worked with singers of all ages and stages of vocal development. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music from Miami University and she is currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.