Jamea J. Sale, education liaison for the Institute for Choral Creativity and director of the Institute for Healthy Singing, is a native of Colby, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan in 1987 with a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Instrumental Music Education, and in 2012 she completed the Master of Music in Vocal/Choral Pedagogy at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She met rigorous requirements for membership to the International Voice Care Network at St. John’s University in 2010. Presently, Ms. Sale is pursuing her PhD in Vocal Pedagogy and Research through the Music Education/Music Therapy Department at the University of Kansas. Her research focus is the developing voice of the female adolescent singer.
Jamea has been a member and soloist with the William Baker Festival Singers and the Summer Singers of Kansas City since 2002, and served as Student Intern for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 concert seasons. She was appointed Choral Assistant in Kansas City in August 2012, Education Director for the Institute for Healthy Singing in 2016, Executive Associate Music Director for the Choral Foundation in 2017, and Director of the Institute for Healthy Singing in 2018.
With a certification in Preschool Musikgarten Education, Jamea led experiential music programs for parents and toddlers for five years. She served as Assistant Choral Director and Vocal Coach at St. James Academy High School in Lenexa, Kansas, for 3 years and has taught Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade music in the Olathe School District. Presently she serves as the Vocal Coach and Assistant Director for AllegroKC.org. At her music studio, JameaSale.com, Ms. Sale focuses on healthy use of the voice for singers of all ages and provides training for singers recovering from hoarseness, tension, limited range, or other health problems that affect the singing voice.