Sara Kind serves as Instructor of Saxophone and Music Theory at Lawrence University. She has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles including the Concord Chamber Orchestra, the NEW Wind Ensemble, the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, the Lawrence University Chamber Orchestra, the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, the J.W. Packard Band, the Youngstown State University Percussion Ensemble, the Youngstown State University Chamber Orchestra, and the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble. Also sought after as a collaborative musician, she has performed with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Kind was a prizewinner at the North American Saxophone Alliance Classical Performance Competition, University of Arizona Recordings’ Classical Saxophone Competition, and the regional rounds of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist and Chamber Music competitions. She also appeared live on Wisconsin Public Radio after twice winning their Neale-Silva Competition. She distinguished herself as a student at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music by winning their highly competitive Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in addition to the Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition.
An avid proponent of new music, Ms. Kind recently premiered a work by John Hollenbeck entitled Ziggurat (Exterior) at NYC’s Whitney Art Museum. She was heard in multiple performances at the 2012 conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, including the premiere of a new duo by Asha Srinivasan entitled Keerthanata. She has also premiered works by composers Dave Morgan and David Werfelmann, among others.
Ms. Kind holds degrees from Lawrence University and Youngstown State University and has studied with Steven Jordheim and James Umble.
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