Sarah Balzer

Sarah B.

Baltimore, MD

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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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Chicago native Sarah began studying the oboe at age ten. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance at University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 studying with Mark Hill. She received her MM in Oboe performance at DePaul University studying with Eugene Izotov and playing with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Sarah has performed with the Quad City Symphony and the Elmhurst Symphony among others and has attended summer festivals such as Banff Center, Domaine Forget Academy, and YOA Orchestra of the Americas. A graduate of the YOA Global Leaders program, Sarah has taught and performed in venues across Chile, The Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, and Mexico. As a teacher, Sarah has taught at the People's Music School in Chicago and is currently coaches at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. An active chamber musician, Sarah performs with Potomac Winds, a Washington D.C. based ensemble currently in residence with the Talbot County Arts Council and Talbot County Public Schools presenting educational concerts combining student's history curriculum with music. She is a first year DMA in Oboe Performance at University of Maryland.

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Oboe Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
D.C. Youth Orchestra Program

Teach beginner oboe at Young Musician's Academy and coach sectionals for Repertory Orchestra and Wind Ensembles.

Oboe Instructor
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017
People's Music School, Chicago


DMA Music Performance, Oboe
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Maryland, College Park
MM Music Performance, Oboe
Aug 2013 - Nov 2015
DePaul University
BM Music Performance, Oboe
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
University of Maryland, College Park


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Global Leaders Program
Jun 2015
YOA Orchestra of the Americas

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