Sara Seglem-Hocking holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Oklahoma City University. She continued her graduate work at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where she completed a four-year program of intensive operatic and vocal training. Ms. Seglem-Hocking is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Music at the University of Delaware and has taught voice at Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Seglem-Hocking has won acclaim on operatic stages and concert platforms across the United States. She made her professional debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni
opposite Sherrill Milnes with Palm Beach Opera, a company to which she returned as both Pamina in The Magic Flute
and Violetta in La Traviata
. She appeared with the Santa Fe Opera for three summers as part of its apprentice program. Ms. Seglem-Hocking has also performed principal roles with the Santa Fe Opera, as well as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Dallas Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Arizona Opera. She has sung leading roles with OperaDelaware, Buffalo Opera, the Oklahoma Opera Theater and the Pennsylvania Opera Theater.
As an orchestral soloist, Ms. Seglem-Hocking has sung Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Dalila in Handel's Samson
with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Mozart's Mass in C Minor at Carnegie Hall, as well as principal roles in concerts with symphonies in California and Ohio.
Ms. Seglem-Hocking maintains a voice studio in her home, and she is active in music ministries at Faith Baptist Church of Wilmington as both vocal and flute soloist and as leader of the children's chorus and women's small ensemble.