Sonya Bennett-Brown

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Sonya Bennett-Brown is a native of Greensboro, N.C.  She recently performed “CROWNS”  (Mabel the Pastor’s Wife) and ‘BLACK NATIVITY“  (Shirley Caesar) at the Barn Dinner Theater to sold-out audiences. Ms. Brown completed the production “The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer” with Touring Theater of N.C.  (Fannie Lou Hamer), and portrayed Ella Fitzgerald in Touring Theater of N.C.’s new cabaret show “Duke Ellington” Uptown” at the Crown Theater (Carolina Theater) in Greensboro. She is a Voice instructor at N.C. A&T  State University where she teaches Applied voice, English, Italian, French and German Diction, and Singing for Actors. Miss Brown also teaches Choral Singing, Introduction to Jazz, and History of Rock Music at Forsyth Tech Community College. She works frequently as a performer and vocal director at the Barn Dinner Theater. Miss Brown was “Miss Sophia” in the staged musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”, and is  also  Director of Performing Arts Programs at Judah Praise and Worship Center in Winston–Salem, N.C.  She has a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from North Carolina School of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Salem College for Women.