Vocal Range: F3 - C6
Hi! I am Sierra Matz, a 17 year old singer and actress. I am a senior at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado.
I started formal singing training at age 6, and joined my first organized choir at age 9. I have continued to take singing lessons and perform with various state and regional choirs, as well as participate in numerous auditioned events and festivals each year. I perform classical songs in 5+ languages including Italian, Latin, Hebrew, German and Swahili. I am a recurring choir soloist, and received top 2% score of Colorado Allstate participants.
Additionally, I performed in my first community musical theatre ensemble at age 9, worked my first professional equity musical theatre show at age 11, and received my first Broadway World Award nomination at age 13. I am a 3x Broadway World nominee.
To keep music alive during Covid, I participated in several virtual choirs and fundraisers, helping raise over $500K for the arts in Colorado. I also started arranging, singing, recording and releasing songs on streaming services as a creative outlet during the pandemic, with over 50,000+ streams to date (aka "Sierra Cee").
SELECT LIST OF VOCAL ACTIVITIES:
+ AP Music Theory Class: currently enrolled; 1st semester grade = A; anticipated AP Test May 2023 (2022 - present)
+ Private Vocal Lessons: ongoing weekly lessons for classical and musical theatre training with select teachers; recitals 2x/year (2011 - present)
+ Colorado Allstate Choir: Soprano in Colorado's Mixed and Chamber Allstate Choirs; multiple auditions with scales, intervals, sight singing and solo; intensive independent music preparation & 3-day overnight event; work with nationally recognized directors; top 2% score of participants (2021 - present)
+ University of Colorado Boulder, Honor Reading Choir: selected to participate in 2 day festival to bring new choral work from sight-reading to performing; select, invited top high school choir performers (2021, 2022)
+ University of Colorado Boulder, Madrigals Festival: participate in annual choral festival for top high school choirs; rehearse and perform with CU Boulder faculty, students and renowned guest directors (2021, 2022)
+ Monarch Madrigals Choir: auditioned member of elite high school mixed choir, lead soprano vocalist, recurring soloist, section leader; rehearse 3x/week + perform 5x/year (2019 - present)
+ Apollo A Cappella Choir: auditioned member of elite 8-person jazz a cappella choir, soprano vocalist; rehearse 1x/week + perform 7x/year (2020 - present)
+ FACE Adult A Cappella Ensemble: only youth member invited to audition and participate in Colorado award-winning adult-level a cappella ensemble; rehearse 1x/week + perform 2x/year (2019 - 2020)
+ Musical Arts Covid Fundraisers: sing in several virtual choirs and ensembles to help raise money during the pandemic (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Fundraiser, StageLeft Theatre, CenterStage Theatre); help raise over $500,000 to support the arts in Colorado
+ Regional Musical Theatre Ensembles: contracted performer in professional musical theatre ensembles; work with national award-winning musical directors and Broadway talent; 3x Broadway World Award nominee (2014 - present)
+ Eldorado Performance Choir: middle school performance choir; rehearse 4 days/week + perform 3x/year (2016 - 2019)
+ Singing Eagles Choir, Student Conductor: selected student conductor for elementary extracurricular performance choir; lead conductor for multiple songs per concert; rehears 2 days/week + perform 3x/year (2016 - 2019)
+ Singing Eagles Choir: elementary school extracurricular performance choir; rehearse 3 days/week + perform 3x/year (2014 - 2016)
+ Piano for Singers: private piano lessons as needed to support singing accompaniment (2013 - present)