Sarah Clay Lindvall is a Music Educator, Vocalist, and Choral Conductor dedicated to sharing the gift of music through creative education and innovative performance.
Sarah leads a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music organization and performance ensemble for women in Manhattan (Sirens of Gotham, Founder and Artistic Director), and is the Director of Music and Dramatic Arts at the Notre Dame School of Manhattan. She also acts as faculty and coach for Sweet Adelines International's Greater NY/NJ Region 15, and teaches private voice to students of all ages.
Sarah received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New York University and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Georgia Southern University.
Before residing in New York City, Sarah was a featured performer at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Stephanie M. Ofshinsky, Assistant Music Director
Stephanie received a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre and a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Music Education from Manhattanville College. She currently works in the Cresskill School District where she teaches music, theater, and dance, works instrumental and vocal ensembles, is the Tri-M Music Honor Society Co-Advisor, Principal Players School Musical Choreographer, and Fall Drama Director.
Stephanie’s studies in the performing arts have taken her to New Jersey, New York, Texas, Florida, Canada, England, and back. She is an accomplished seamstress and vocal artist, having performed as both a soloist and ensemble member. She is also a current front row member of the Harmony Celebration Chorus (SAI). As a private voice teacher she believes that from a young age we incorporate music into how we learn as well as how we play, and throughout our school years we are asked to develop our listening and creative skills. Music becomes an important part of our daily lives, and whether you are pursuing a career in the arts or just want to impress your friends at a party, good vocal technique can make all the difference. She truly believes that everyone can sing, but sometimes you need a guiding hand to help you find your voice.
Erika Ji, Associate Artistic Director
Erika grew up in sunny Palo Alto, California, where she discovered her passion for music while studying classical piano with Jui-Ping Chou for 13 years. She found her love for singing in particular while studying computer science at Stanford University, where she served as Soloist for a classical choir and Music Director for a singing group.
Erika currently works as a product manager at a software company, and when she moved to New York City, she became a proud member of Sirens of Gotham. Erika sincerely believes in music’s unique power to inspire deep emotions, and she’s excited to sing with and work with Sirens to create truly moving musical experiences.
In addition to serving as Assistant Artistic Director and singing lead with Sirens, Erika sings baritone in the Brown Eyed Girls quartet and in Greater Nassau Chorus, studies voice with Natalie Wilson, writes music for voice and piano, harmonizes to songs on the radio, and enjoys earnest conversations about life and what people value most.
Kiara Contreras, Music Team Secretary
Kiara, a native New Yorker, has been singing since the ripe age of 7 years old. Coming from a background in Musical Theater and Classical Music, she quickly found passion for barbershop music. In her time away from Sirens, she works as a Genius at Apple, a builder of websites, a yoga instructor, and loving caregiver of some cats!