Talia Maria Sheehan
Vocalist, Music Educator, Conductor
Talia Maria Sheehan has been a professional vocalist and music instructor for over twenty years. Her musical background and performance experience is broad, including rock lead vocals, jazz and classical piano, operatic soprano, and folk and classical ensemble singing. She recieved her musical education at Westminster Choir College, where she sang in the Westminster Choir under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt, and appeared with them on many of the great American stages. As a professional ensemble singer she has appeared with Cappella Romana, the Saint Tikhon Choir, and the Grammy-nominated PaTRAM Institute Singers, among others. She lives at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary with her husband, composer and conductor, Benedict Sheehan, and their seven daughters. At St. Tikhon’s she teaches voice, music theory, liturgical music, and directs a children’s choir and a women’s choir. Her instruction synthesizes age-appropriate choral vocal technique, with an early music influence; systematic Kodály-based music pedagogy.