Sarah Quartel (b.1982) is a Canadian composer and educator known for her fresh and exciting approach to choral music. She celebrates the musical potential of all learners by providing singers access to high quality repertoire and engaging music education. Sarah’s choral works are performed by children, youth, and adults throughout the world and her work as an educator connects exciting musical experiences with meaningful classroom learning.
Sarah regularly partners with ensembles worldwide on commissioning projects. In 2015, her work Wide Open Spaces was commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association and received its premiere performance under the baton of Bob Chilcott. In 2017, her work Snow Angel was performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City by the National Children’s Chorus of the United States of America. Her compositions have been featured in numerous concerts, commercial recordings, and radio broadcasts internationally.
Sarah is signed to Oxford University Press. She is an educator in Ontario, Canada and continues to work as a guest clinician at music education and choral events internationally. She currently lives and writes in both Ontario and Hawaii.