Arden Sugarman Eliopoulos holds a Master of Arts in Music/Vocal Performance from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University, Chico. She attained a post-graduate Graduate Certificate in Education and a teaching credential from Dominican University, as well as CLAD certification for second language learners. Having taught private voice for over forty years, her experience includes nine years on the Preparatory and Adult Extension Faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Early in her career, Arden conducted with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, having studied choral conducting in college, another facet of professional music making that Arden enjoys immensely. In addition, Arden enjoys mentoring young teachers new to the field.
She sang with West Coast opera companies, including Pocket Opera and Marin Opera, was an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera, has performed solo and ensemble vocal recitals in many venues, and has won numerous vocal competition awards, including Regional Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Council Awards and Finalist Merola Opera Program. Arden has been a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) both nationally and locally since 1984.