Sarah Steranka is a Pittsburgh-based flutist and teacher with a multifaceted career as a soloist and chamber musician. Since making her solo debut at nineteen with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, she has appeared in concert across the U.S. and worldwide in Boston’s Symphony Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and numerous others. She continues to perform locally with ALIA Musica Pittsburgh and Kamratōn, working with Pittsburgh-based composers to perform innovative and challenging chamber music.
Sarah maintains a rigorous instructional schedule with students at Carnegie Mellon University, the Pittsburgh Flute Academy, and Kathy’s Music. She has appeared as a guest artist and lecturer at the Woodlands Foundation, West Virginia University’s International Flute Symposium, and the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.
Professionally, Sarah is proud to serve as Orchestra Manager of the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated cum laude as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. She remains wholly indebted to her inspired teachers, Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Nina Barwell.
Sarah occasionally puts her flute down to read, expand her vinyl record collection, and practice yoga.