Wayne Sanders (b. ) earned a bachelor of music degree in piano at Roosevelt University. Sanders has collaborated and performed with Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Florence Quivar, and the late William Warfield. He has also been a consultant to the Houston Grand Opera, the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland), and Munich’s Münchener Biennale. Sanders has musically directed presentations ranging from an all-star tribute to Marian Andersin at Aaron Davis Hall (New York) to Porgy and Bess in Helsinki and Savonlinna, Moscow, and Tallinn. Wayne Sanders is the Co-founder of Opera Ebony, a historic African American opera company based in New York. He has parcipated in touring perfromances of Opera Ebony’s acclaimed Black Heritage concert series and served as its conductor over the course of its International run in Canada, Iceland, and Switzerland. Currently, he teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.