Talia Maria Sheehan has been a professional vocalist and music instructor for over twenty years. Her musical background and performance experience is broad, including rock lead vocals, jazz and classical piano, operatic soprano, and folk and classical ensemble singing. She received her musical education at Westminster Choir College, where she sang in the Westminster Choir under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt, and appeared with them on many of the great American stages. As a professional ensemble singer she has performed with Cappella Romana, the Saint Tikhon Choir, the Grammy-nominated PaTRAM Institute Singers, and others. She was a featured soloist with Bach in Baltimore in 2019. She lives and works at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. There she is a teacher of voice, music theory, and liturgical music, and directs a children’s choir and a women’s choir. Her musical instruction synthesizes age-appropriate vocal technique, with an early music influence, and systematic Kodály-based music pedagogy. She lives on the grounds of St. Tikhon’s Monastery with her husband, composer and conductor Benedict Sheehan, and their seven daughters.