Sydney Byte, Soprano, hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and intends to continue her education in the future, specializing in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance.
Starting at the age of 14, she began working with Tulsa Opera, and has since placed first in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Collegiate Musical Theatre competition, and performed many roles in both musical theatre and opera. Most recently, she performed the roles of Major General Stanley from The Pirates of Penzance and Amalia Balash from She Loves Me, both at the University of Puget Sound.
Specializing in Musical Theatre and Classical technique, Sydney's teaching philosophy is focused on long-term technique and process, as opposed to quick fixes and fast results. She focuses on the vocal health of her students and helps them to find their own voices and strengths so that they are authentic to themselves and their instruments.