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Sarah Hohenstein Burk

Sarah Hohenstein Burk

Biography

A performer and recording artist on keyboard, violin, vocals and percussion, Sarah Burk has toured the U.S., Europe and the Middle East with a variety of ensembles and theatre troupes. Ongoing endeavors include directing and performing with her jazz trio and 10-piece orchestra, as well as dates with other jazz, big band, R&B, gospel, classical chamber, international dance and variety ensembles. Having played the roles of music director, conductor, composer, pianist, violinist and arranger in over 100 theatre productions in Minnesota and Europe, she is actively involved in the development and production of new works at Stages Theatre Company, the History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and Green T Productions.

Her degrees from the University of Minnesota include a B.M. in theory/composition with a jazz studies minor and a Master of Liberal Studies. She has also studied Latin jazz piano with Nachito Herrera and Afro-Caribbean percussion with Shai Hayo. An Instructor of Jazz Piano at St. Olaf, Sarah has taught a variety of courses at McNally Smith College of Music, St. Cloud State University, College of St. Benedict, University of Minnesota-Duluth and Northland College.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Violin

Software

  • Finale

Pronouns

  • She/Her