Meet Sarah!

Sarah Baxter

Sarah grew up in a musical family and started playing violin and piano and composing at a young age. She attended the preparatory division of New England Conservatory, participating in chamber music, youth orchestra and composition. While in graduate school studying Arts Integration in Education, Sarah started attending Scottish Fiddle jams and became enchanted with this type of playing.

When she moved to Wichita, Kansas she joined Old Time and Irish fiddle jams. Sarah has taught fiddle workshops around the country and private fiddle, violin, viola and piano lessons to students ages three to ninety-three. She was also the strings instructor at Newman, University in Wichita Kansas, where her original works were performed at faculty concerts.

Sarah writes a wide variety of music ranging from classical to fiddle and she has been featured on several recordings. In addition, she self-published a collection a 103 fiddle tunes. She has been a member of several bands, one of which, Out of the Blue, she formed to perform at Contra Dances. She has also performed in musicals, orchestras, chamber music groups, and a country western band.

Currently Sarah teaches violin at Pritchard Music Academy and is a member of the Columbia Orchestra. In addition to musical pursuits, Sarah enjoys rock climbing, gourmet cooking and writing.

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