Professor, Choral Conducting
Honors and Awards include the Dale Warland Award for choral performance and Chorus America’s Robert Shaw Fellowship Award, first place in the ACDA Conducting Competition, and a special citation in the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music. Under her direction, Lamont Chorale won first place in the American Prize for choral performance and second place in the International Barenreiter Choral Competition.
Sailer received her Doctor of Music with honors in conducting from Northwestern University. Further studies were with Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival), Leonard Slatkin (National Conducting Institute and National Symphony Orchestra), and as conducting fellow with the Dale Warland Singers, Kansas City Chorale, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. For the American Choral Director’s Association, she served as state president, Collegiate Repertoire/Resource Chair, Conducting Competition Chair, and International Choral Exchange Program representative to China.
- Doctor of Music, Conducting, Northwestern University, 2001
- MM, Piano Performance and Conducting, University of Denver, 1997
- BM, Piano Performance, University of Denver, 1995