For Sahara Adamitz (BMus '21), the University of Lethbridge was a series of memorable moments. An avid singer and performer, some of her most memorable moments were realized on stage. The stage is where she belongs and Sahara has no plans to stop singing, telling stories and sharing her craft. In the fall, Sahara will head to the University of Victoria where she will pursue a master's in voice performance.

What is your most memorable uLethbridge experience?

I have so many memorable experiences from my time at the University of Lethbridge. Every performance I have done has been special, and being surrounded by a great music community made it all the better. These memories will be with me for years to come. Some of the most memorable moments of my time at the U of L were performing with the Opera Workshop program in the Fall and Spring productions. It was fantastic to do what I love and collaborate with many talented and hardworking artists to put on an amazing production.

What is the most important lesson you learned during your time at uLethbridge?

The most important lesson I learned was the value of hard work. Through hard work comes determination, responsibility and reliability. Because of hard work and pushing myself to strive for my goals, I have achieved things I had not thought were possible. I have crossed barriers, grown, and surprised myself and others with my capabilities.

What inspires you?

My peers inspire me a lot. It is exciting to see friends succeed, and their happiness, successes, strength, and perseverance inspire me to push myself, work hard, and work on myself to grow successfully.

Is there someone specific who had an important influence on your uLethbridge experience?

My biggest influence was definitely Dr. Sandra Stringer. She was my studio instructor, and I cannot express enough how thankful I am to have been taught by her for the past four years. She has helped me grow in ways I had not thought possible. She believed in me in moments of my own doubt. She always had confidence in me and instilled a hardworking ethic, confidence, and professionalism in me. She helped me grow as a performer and as an individual, and she would always take time to check in on her students' mental health. She truly cared about her students' well-being. I am very fortunate to have been taught by Dr. Sandra Stringer. I would not be where I am today without her.

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

My biggest hope for the future is to become a professional singer and to be performing for many years to come. I have been singing in choirs and other voice ensembles all my life, and I can't imagine stopping. I love being on stage, sharing stories, and sharing my craft.

Another hope for my future is to become a Voice Professor. I would love to be able to teach in what I do, and be able to help others grow.

This next year I will be taking a master's in voice performance at the University of Victoria. I am excited to keep pursuing a path I love and to continue growing as a performer.

What advice would you give to those who are about to begin their journey at uLethbridge?

Don't doubt yourself! You are only holding yourself back by doubting yourself and diminishing your confidence. Have confidence in yourself and trust that you are on the right path, you are strong, and you can do this!

Check out this video of Sahara singing the Canadian anthem!