Dr. Sarah Dunbar is an active performer, educator, and clinician specializing in woodwind instruments. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Woodwinds), at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.
As a winner of the 2018 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Dr. Dunbar gave her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2018. She won First Prize in the 2018 “Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competition, awarding her a second solo recital performance at Carnegie Hall in November 2018. Dr. Dunbar was named the First Prize Winner of the North International Music Competition in 2018 (saxophone), and 2020 (flute), based out of Stockholm, Sweden. Most recently, she won First Prize in the 2020 International Music Competition “Grand Prize Virtuoso,” and was invited to perform at the Beethoven House in Bonn, Germany in August 2021.
Dr. Dunbar is the elected Jazz Board Member for the College Music Society – South Central Chapter (2021-2023) and a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
After first studying at the Berklee College of Music, Dr. Sarah Dunbar completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Multiple Woodwind Instrument Performance, simultaneously holding a Saxophone Teaching Fellowship and pursuing a related field in Performing Arts Health. Dr. Dunbar also holds a Master of Music degree in Multiple Woodwind Instrument Performance with a related field in Music Education, and a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Classical Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas.
You can find Sarah’s performance here.