Conductor, Junior Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp
Conductor, Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras Junior Strings; Hilliard City Schools, Orchestra Director
M.A., String Music Education, The Ohio State University; B.M.E., Instrumental Music Education, Ohio University
Sara Given is the conductor of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras Junior Strings. She also teaches middle and high school orchestra with the Hilliard City Schools, voted one of the "best communities for music education" by The National Association of Music Merchants. Previously, she served as Master Teacher for The Ohio University String Project, a program that provides string instrument instruction to underserved communities in Central Ohio.
As a frequent guest conductor and clinician, Sara has presented clinics for The National Association for Music Education, The American String Teachers Association, The Ohio Music Educators Association, and The Midwest String Teachers Workshop. Her work has been published in The Triad Journal for Music Education and Strings Magazine.
Sara is also a published humorist. Her book "Parenting is Easy," will be available through Workman Publishing in fall of 2015.