North Central College - Naperville, IL
Music major

Sarah's love for diverse musical styles flourished when she came to North Central. She changed her musical pursuits from classical vocal study to jazz violin to classical violin. Nonetheless, she graduated in four years and managed to spend a full year at the University of Limerick's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Sarah was one of the College’s first music majors to focus on violin performance. She created her own course of study emphasizing string and violin and performed with the String Ensemble, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Violin Jazz Combo.

She credits North Central’s faculty with helping her take her talent to a new level. "I gained an immense amount of knowledge and skills from my professors," she says.  "Since North Central faculty are also professional performers, they have lots of connections and help students build their own networks."