B i o g r a p h y
Hailed as the singer with the angelic voice, 26 year-old Sarah Lonsert began singing and acting as a form of therapy for her High-functioning Autism. Starting therapy at the age of 9, Sarah joined a local musical theatre company as a means to grow both social and artistically. With a new found skill in singing and acting, her mother immediately enrolled her in Deborah Gibson’s “Camp Electric Youth”. The two week summer program exposed kids to all different avenues in the biz. Sarah gravitated toward singing, both musical and pop style, acting, dancing and songwriting.
She wrote her first song called “Dancing through Life” with lyrics dedicated to pursing ones dreams no matter what. The song would go onto win the Overall First Grand prize in the USA Song writing competition with another original song “I Will Rise” being placed into the short movie “High Casting”. With the help of her winnings, Sarah continued on to record her first album “Dreams and Poetry”. This album would go onto to win “Best Album” at the 20th annual L.A. Music Awards while Sarah herself won “Best Singer/songwriter”. After finding success with “Dreams and Poetry”, Sarah decided to work on her next studio album “I Will Rise”, named after the titular song. It is currently in production.
She has had many vocal teachers to train her in the different vocal styles of Musical Theatre, Classical, and Pop. She pursued a college degree while auditioning and singing at many acclaimed venues such as The Whiskey A Go Go, The Roxy and Pechanga Casino among many others.
Sarah has auditioned for TV shows and movies. Acting has been one of her passions since she started singing and she has studied acting for both stage and film extensively. She does joke about the roles she has played in the movies she has been in. Somehow her character's always end up dying. “I always get cast to play the soon to be dead girl, I guess I must look pretty good dead!”
In 2013, Sarah was cast as one of the leading characters in Danny Maseng’s musical “Let There Be Light” at Temple Israel of Hollywood. Garnering acclaim with her performance and finding a new friendship with the cast, Sarah continued on and currently sings with Danny at his new congregation Makom LA that meets at Kol Ami. She also has begun studying Torah under him to gain a deeper understanding of her Christian faith and religion.
Sarah has worked (and continues to work) under the guise of Dubravka Zubovic in the art of Classical singing. It is through her that she was able to perform solo oversees in Rome, Italy, to rave reviews. Finding a new passion for travel, Sarah has also performed classical solo’s in Paris, France at the Eglise Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux and in Trossingen, Germany at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. Even the German press couldn’t resist writing about her angelic voice and amazing poise on stage.
Sarah has finished her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University Fullerton, honing her music and vocal skills under the tutelage of many wonderful and talented teachers. To name a few; Dr. Robert Istad, Dr. Mark Goodrich, Dr. Nicole Baker, and Prof. Janet Smith. She also frequently works with new upcoming composers such as Adriano Aponte and Isaiah Castro, the latter of which wrote a piece specifically for her voice called “Dios Mio”.
Recently, Sarah has finished writing and premiering her one woman cabaret act, “An Evening with Sarah Lonsert”. A show that displays her multi genre talents and was sold out on opening night!
Currently, Sarah sings with the Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA, is the cantorial assistant at Makom La, Soprano section lead at St. James Church, all while flying around the country performing in various vocal competitions and audition for both musical theatre and opera alike.