Violist Sarah Hart, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is an active performer and educator in the Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Hart has performed at the White House with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra and at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as abroad in Japan with the Pacific Music Festival and in Europe with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. She currently serves as Principal Violist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Ms. Hart pursued graduate studies in music. She received her Master of Music degree in Viola from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Atar Arad, formerly of the Cleveland Quartet. Most recently she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland in College Park with a dissertation project "The Violist as Composer."
An active string educator, Dr. Hart maintains a private violin and viola studio in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she resides with her husband, Nicholas Hart.