A native of Downers Grove, Illinois, Sarah began studying the viola at the age of 9 in the public schools. In high school, she had the opportunity to study with Lawrence Neumann and Karin Dirks of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She performed frequently in the Chicago area and abroad as a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony. Sarah earned a BM in performance from the Peabody Institute of Music where she studied with Victoria Chiang. She then went on to earn a MM in performance from the University of Montreal, where she studied with Jutta Puchhammer-Sedillot. Sarah joined the Lincoln Symphony in 2007 and the Omaha Symphony in 2008. Along with orchestral and chamber music performance, she maintains a large teaching studio for violin and viola in Lincoln. When Sarah is not teaching or performing, she spends time with her husband and three children.