Sarah Marze

Hello there!

I'm Sarah, a composer, soprano and conductor. I am an advocate for inclusive and accessible contemporary classical music experiences. Much of my work involves telling stories, highlighting local voices and working in pedagogical contexts.

I recently graduated with my Bachelor of Music in Composition and Voice from the University of Connecticut as an Honors Scholar. My Honors Thesis was titled, "A Composer's Perspective on the Clarinet Concerto."

I am recently workshopped a premiere of a choral piece in response to the mental health crisis with a "patchwork" text fashioned from writings by the UConn Concert Choir, called "What I Needed to Hear."

I was accepted to the SongFest-Sorel Composer Mentorship Program this summer at Vanderbilt University with a full scholarship. I'm looking forward to meeting all the Song People!!

Upcoming Performances

Fresh Voices! (1) feat. Ted Babbitt. 6:30 pm July 9, Christ Community Church (Collinsville), Canton CT.

Fresh Voices! (2) feat. Ted Babbitt. 7:00 pm July 15, Storrs Congregational Church, Storrs CT.

Fresh Voices! (3) feat. Ted Babbitt. 7:00 pm July 22, St. John’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford CT 

Leroy Anderson House Presentation/Recital on my Creative Process. Time TBD August 28, Woodbury CT.


Latest Releases

Senior Composition Recital!

Thank you to everyone who collaborated on this fun and fantastic concert of my music! So much love!


Liking Myself: A New Chamber Opera

Eris is a social media influencer. What happens when her following drops off her livestream feed? To what extreme lengths will she go to maintain her audience?

Paries Quid Ama

A piece I wrote for the UConn Chambers based on love-poem graffiti found at Pompeii. Dr. Spillane conducted us at our April choirs concert, then I conducted on our European tour of France and Germany - at both La Madelleine in Paris and Chatres Cathedral!

CT Poetry Society "Spring Fling"

I had the joy of being the keynote speaker for the Connecticut Poetry Society event this June! I spoke about the combination of poetry and art song, as well as collaboration tips for poets interested in working with a composer. In addition, I performed three art songs in English with the help of Ted Babbitt on piano.

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