Cherokee soprano, Tookah Sapper, from Oklahoma City, holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. “Tookah” means, clear sight and far vision, in the Cherokee language, and is derived from the Cherokee word meaning, “watch tower.” She performed and collaborated with American Opera Projects, based in Brooklyn, NY, during their 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons as a member of their Resident Ensemble. In May 2018, she collaborated and performed with guitarist, Luigi Attademo, The Divan of Moses-Ibn-Ezra by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York City. In summer of 2017, she performed as a Studio Artist with The Chautauqua Opera Company. She has performed as soloist in concert works such as, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Mozart’s Vesperae Solemnes di Confessore and Mass in C Minor, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, and Handel’s Messiah. Currently based in Oklahoma City, she often performs with Opera On Tap and is a staff singer at Christ the King. Also a pianist, she accompanies dance classes at UCO and Oklahoma City Ballet.
Education and Certifications
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music in Vocal Performance, 2016
University of Central Oklahoma, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Minor of Music in Collaborative Piano, 2014
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