About the Artist
Sierra Hammond is a native Soprano from Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the illustrious HBCU, Oakwood University in 2014. She continued her educational pursuits at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she received her Masters of Music. During her time in Knoxville, she was actively involved in the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre and Knoxville Opera companies. Here, she participated in La Boheme (Puccini), The Crucible (Ward), Don Giovanni (Mozart), The Consul (Menotti), Mefistofele (Boito), and Il ritorno d'ulisse in patria (Monteverdi).
Sierra has been actively involved with Opera Huntsville since 2018 where she currently serves as the company Production Manager, previously as the Board President. In the Fall of 2019, Sierra made her stage directorial debut with Opera Huntsville directing Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief. Sierra has participated in various productions with Opera Huntsville since the company's inception such as The True Story of Cinderella (Warren) as The Queen and Step Sister Two, Gilbert and Sullivan in Rocket City as Tart 2, Bremen Town Musicians as Barcolle.
Sierra has supported an active stage director career. Recently, she participated as the assistant director in the world premiere of Leslie Burrs newest opera, I Can't Breathe at Marble City Opera. This was such a success that she was invited to co-direct the west coast priemere at Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles.
Currently she is faculty at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (Normal, Alabama) in the Vocal Studies Area. Sierra resides in Huntsville, AL.