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About Sara Bock

Sara Bock is a clarinetist and conductor pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance in the studio of the world-renowned clarinetist Gi Lee.

As a clarinetist, Sara has been recognized for her significant artistic development and impactful arts leadership, having been twice awarded the Certificate of Merit in Music Performance by the National Society for Arts and Letters in 2022.  In 2023 she earned the Eberly Endowed Chair Award from the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras — recognizing her musicianship as Principal Clarinetist of the Philharmonic Orchestra in their 2022-2023 season. In addition, she served as Principal Clarinetist of Young Artists of America from 2021 to 2023, performing in the orchestras of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, AIDA, Wonderland  (youth premiere), and The Legacy of Hal Prince (stage and PBS adaptations). In 2021 at the age of 16, Sara was offered a spot in the Capital Wind Symphony, the nation's premiere wind band, and performed with them for two seasons.

Currently, Sara performs with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Temple University Wind Symphony, serving as a rotating principal. In 2024 she was awarded the Stuart J. Best Memorial Scholarship, recognizing artistic and academic achievement at the Boyer College of Music and Dance.

As a conductor, Sara studied with Tony award winner Ted Sperling while attending NYU's Summer Intensive in Musical Theatre Conducting in 2022. At this workshop, she studied and directed the score of Into the Woods, with Broadway musicians and actors under her baton.  In 2024 she attended Temple University's Wind Band Conducting Workshop, studying with Dr. Patricia Cornett, Dr. Matt Brunner, and Dr. Rodney Dorsey. At Temple, Sara regularly conducts the Repertory Orchestra, a conductor's lab ensemble.

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