is a freelance conductor living and working in the Greater Toronto
In 2017 Sarah started the Summerhill Orchestra, a community ensemble in downtown
Toronto. For more information on Summerhill Orchestra check the website here https://summerhillorchestra.wordpress.com/
Since September 2014 she has been leading the choir of The Church of the Messiah in downtown Toronto.
2006-2012 she formed and lead Vespera, an all female vocal ensemble committed to
the performance and promotion of contemporary classical music.
Sarah has conducted ensembles
ranging from community choirs to college and professional symphony
She has held positions with the Powell River Academy of Music,
Echo Womenís Choir, Scarborough Music Theatre, the Windsor Symphony,
the Windsor Symphony Chorus and Heliconian Choir and Orchestra and the
Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has conducted at various festivals and workshops including the
Conductors Retreat at Medomak, the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the
Pacific, the Eastman School of Music Summer Conducting Institutes,
conducting workshops with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Orchestra
London, and Festival 500 in St. Johnís, Newfoundland.
addition, she studied conducting with some of North America's most
distinguished teachers, including Kenneth Kiesler, Arthur Arnold, Gustav
Meier, George Corwin, Susan Haig, Dale Warland, William Weinert, Joseph
Flummerfelt and Elmer Iseler.
In 1997 Sarah received a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts for
her work as Conductor-in-the-Community with the Windsor Symphony.
Sarah holds a Masterís degree in Performance (Conducting) from the
University of Victoria.