Sarah Wass

Flutist Sarah Wass chose her instrument in the third grade because she knew it would fit in her backpack. Since then, she has become a busy performer, teacher and advocate for arts education. In addition to her work with Kadima Conservatory, Sarah has designed and implemented curriculum and arts-based programming for Harmony Project, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oakwood School and the Academy of Creative Education. She maintains a flute studio in Silverlake, offering private and group lessons to students ages 6 to adult. As a soloist, Sarah has recorded concerti by Mozart and Quantz, as well as, sonatas by J.S. Bach for the “Modulations” music therapy series by Tempo Space Productions. As a new music specialist, Sarah has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Anne LeBaron, Frank Denyer, Roger Reynolds, Christopher Cerrone, Liviu Marinescu and Mark Trayle. She has been an artist-in-residence at the University of Surrey, Stanford University and Dartington International Summer School of the Arts. Sarah regularly performs chamber music with her husband, guitarist Steven Thachuk and pianist Traci Esslinger and can be heard on recordings by pop artists A Fine Frenzy, Bright Eyes and numerous independent film scores. Sarah holds a BM from Oberlin Conservatory and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.