O Edel Sanders
Edel first performed professionally at the age of 14. Since then, she sang across the globe via multiple musical modes and is happy to return to her operatic roots in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague.
Ms. Sanders graduated with a conservatory degree in vocal and theatrical performance from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy. Later, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa majoring in music composition with a concentration in psychology. For her Honors Thesis, she composed a ballet-opera about Frederick Douglass, which won the ASCAP classical music award.
Edel then earned master’s degrees from Columbia University in music education and educational research. University of Cambridge was her next destination, where she studied music and the mind for her doctoral work. Today, she is Chair of Psychology and instructor at the University of New York in Prague (UNYP). Additionally, she teaches Music Psychology and Music Pedagogy at Charles University.
Her education and multitude of experiences serve to enhance her performances. At heart, Edel relishes music and transferring joy to others.