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Sarah Norcross

Sarah Norcross

  • Biography

    Sarah Norcross is a D.C.-based musical theater composer, music director, and occasional performer. She is a 2020 graduate of The University of the Arts BFA Musical Theater program where she developed her skills as a composer, deviser, and performer. She has also studied for a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre. Her music draws from folk, indie rock, and contemporary/experimental classical influences and often focuses on sexuality, femininity, religion, literature, disability, and folk narratives. Above all, she likes to make music and theater that challenges the listener and inspires them to seek out beauty in all art forms. She is currently pursuing an M.M. in Composition from The Catholic University of America.
    Ulysses Missa: NY Theater Festival 2022 (Nominated for Best Score)
    Lilith and Her Demons: Polyphone Festival for New Musicals 2021
    Since They Left: Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2019
    Now We Are Six: The University of the Arts 2017 (deviser and performer)
    I Tried to Do This Alone: Fresh Ground Pepper BRB Showcase 2018 (deviser and performer)
    Music Direction:
    Joyful Music: Solo show by Daniel Baskins for AIDA Cruiselines
    Honky Tonkin': Country Music Revue by REV Theatre Company
    Marie in Tomorrowland (Associate): Polyphone Festival for New Musicals 2019
    January 2023 Composer for the Balance Campaign Concert of Silent Film Scores National Gallery of Art
    February 2023 Associate Music Director for Unstoppable at Catholic University of America

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education


    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • D.C./Baltimore/Mid-Atlantic

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber

    Primary Instruments

    • Mandolin
    • Piano
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Saxophone


    • Ableton
    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic

    Current Student?

    • Graduate School