Sarah Jackson Evanovich

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Sarah Jackson Evanovich is the Assistant Director and Cello Coordinator of the Suzuki Academy of Columbia. She also teaches cello at the Midlands Arts Conservatory in Columbia, SC.  Sarah holds a Master of Music degree from Roosevelt University where she studied performance and pedagogy with Dr. Tanya Carey, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina in cello performance where she studied with Dr. Robert Jesselson. Mrs. Evanovich has registered Suzuki teacher training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas for all ten book levels.

Sarah taught cello lessons and classes for several years at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute and the MAGIC program in Chicago. Prior to those teaching positions she taught privately and in the USC String Project in Columbia, South Carolina. She is currently the president of the Suzuki Association of South Carolina, and previously served on the board as the Treasurer.

In addition to teaching, Sarah enjoys performing with the string quartet that she formed with her three sisters and also with her husband, pianist/organist Joshua Evanovich. She was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and played in the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic. In 2009, her quartet from Roosevelt University traveled to Quito, Ecuador to take part in the Mes Cultural Franz Liszt. She has participated in summer festivals including the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.