Sarah Wager


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2023 Festival Fellows

University of Southern California
Home town: Rochester, NY

Sarah was born in Rochester, NY, and began her studies on the bass in public school at age 10.

From 2017-2021, Sarah attended Boston University under the tutelage of Boston Symphony Orchestra principal bassist, Edwin Barker. While in Boston, she was accepted into the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, for which she sat co-principal during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons. Her time with the BPYO included two international tours, which featured a tour of Europe in 2018, and a tour of Brazil in 2019.

During the summer of 2018, she attended Domaine Forget and won a scholarship to attend the following summer of 2019.

Additionally, while in Boston, she subbed with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

She is currently pursuing her master's degree at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of LA Philharmonic bassist David Allen Moore.

During the summer of 2022, she attended Music Academy of the West as a fellow.