Saint Paul, Minnesota, who studied piano at the MacPhail
Center for the Arts when she was only three years old. Her family moved to Delaware when she
was six years old and she gravitated toward the cello. She attended Juilliard and Southern Methodist University
and studied with Lev Aronson and Channing Robbins.
In 1994, she
joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and was with them until 1996. Other groups with whom she has
performed include the Lakes Area Chamber Orchestra, the Lakes Area String
Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Percy
Faith Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Thuringer Salonquintett.
She performed “Cello
Concerto in A Minor” by Antonio Vivaldi with the SPCO in Boe Chapel at St.
on 2nd March 2011.
2002, she and Kyu Young Kim and Layton James gave
the world premiere of “The Healing Fountain” by David Evan
Thomas at the Raspberry Island Bandstand.
participated in the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes in 2004 and 2005. She and bassist Chris Brown,
violinists Gregory Fulkerson and Celine Leathead
and violist Tamas Strasser
interpreted the “String Quintet in G major” of Antonin Dvorak.
She and violinist Stephanie Arado and
pianist Susan Billmeyer offered up Maurice Ravel’s
“Piano Trio in A minor”.
August 2009, she and cellist Scott Lykins,
violinists Jonathan Magness and Michael Sutton
and violists Alexander Pena and Samantha Rodriquez performed Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “String Sextet in D
minor, Op. 70” (“Souvenir de Florence”) at the Lakes Area
Chamber Music Festival in Lutheran
Church of the Cross,
to the LACMF in August 2010 for performances of Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”, Aaron Copland’s
Appalachian Spring suite and
Felix Mendelssohn’s “Octet for Strings in E major, Op. 20”.
2011, she was one of several SPCO musicians who performed in a chamber
concert that included Elliott Carter’s “Enchanted Preludes”,
Chick Corea’s “Addendum” and
Ned Rorem’s “Aftermath” and “Trio”.
A similar pair
of concerts was held at Benson Great Hall in Arden Hills and Wooddale Church
in Eden Prairie
in September 2012. The program
comprised “Adagio for Strings” and “Summer Music” by
Samuel Barber, “Bright Music” by Ned Rorem and “Quintet”
by John Harbison.
which Sarah appears include: All for You by Janet Jackson; Heart Land by Tim Wheater; Just for
You by Gladys Knight; Make Him Do
Right by Karyn White; Open House by Lorie Line; Provocative
by Johnny Gill; Solo Settings
by Charles Lazarus; Swerve by
Giant Sand; Time and Chance by
Color Me Badd; When the Last Morning Glory Blooms by Peter Ostroushko;
and, Winter Morning Walks with
the SPCO, Maria Schneider and Dawn Upshaw.
In the field
of music education, she has taught at St. Thomas
University and adjudicated for the
Concerto-Aria Competition at Northwestern