Assistant Professor of Voice
Sahoko Sato Timpone

Contact Information

Voice & Opera
Office Location
KMU 320B

Dr. Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Tokyo who grew up in Japan, Germany and the U.S. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and has since performed in many operas and concerts throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, including the Baltimore, Syracuse, Berkshire and Chautauqua Operas, Opera Maine, the Saito Kinen Festival, the Seiji Ozawa Ongakujuku, the Tokyo Opera Nomori and the Seattle, Oregon, West Virginia, Chautauqua, Singapore, and Sapporo Symphonies.  

She has performed solo recitals nationally and internationally including Bangkok, Thailand, sponsored by the Nomura Cultural Foundation, as well as in Granada, Spain, where she won the First Miguel Zanetti International Spanish Song Competition in 2008.


Her recent and future performances include the Verdi Requiem with the Battenkill Chorale and Music Worcester, Marthe in Faust and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with St. Petersburg Opera and Ms. Sun Yi Nam in the Off-Broadway production of Figaro 90210 (Marcellina in the updated version of Le nozze di Figaro).


She is a graduate of New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music and received the DMA from Rutgers University where she was the recipient of the Irene Alm Memorial Award for excellence in performance and scholarly research. She is currently Assistant Professor of Voice at Florida State University, a position she has held since 2017.  She has also been invited as guest artist and faculty member at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Estonia and at the Lunigiana International Music Festival in Italy. 


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