Sierra Roberts is a junior music major from Belmont, NC. She had all intentions of declaring a political science major until the spirit moved her to declare music the last week of her sophomore year. Growing up, music was always a large part of Sierra’s life. She started singing in church when she was old enough to hold a microphone. In middle school and through high school, she was the quintessential chorus nerd, sometimes participating in eight choruses in a year. She participated in many choral festivals ranging from the North Carolina Middle and High School Honors Choir, to the Furman Choral Extravaganza, the Mars Hill Choral Festival, and Gaston County Choral ensemble. She also served as president of both her middle and high school choirs.
In her life outside of the chorus room, Sierra also studied piano for ten years and earned three NCMEA gold cups for her Superior ratings at annual competitions. She has also been highly involved in musical theater since her freshman year of high school when she portrayed the role of “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Her other past roles include “Miss Strict” in Zombie Prom, “Ronette” in Little Shop of Horrors, “Cosette” in Les Miserables, “Johanna u/s and Really Creepy Woman” in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and most recently “Ella/Passionella” in The Apple Tree.
At Davidson, Sierra is involved in the Davidson College Chorale and Davidson’s only female a capella group the Davidson Delilahs. She debuted on the Davidson stage this past spring as “Cinderella” in the Sondheim musical Into the Woods. She has also been cast as “Cherubino” in this fall’s opera workshop production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. She is very excited about playing a boy instead of the needy ingénue.
Besides music and theater she enjoys watching basketball, bedazzling anything that will stand still, and thanking God for everything He’s done. In the future she hopes to have the career of Kristin Chenoweth, just the right balance of opera and Broadway with the occasional cameo on “Glee.”