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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 Sara 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. She has performed with the Young Artists of America Orchestra as their Principal Clarinetist of both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons. In her time with YAA, Sara performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, AIDA, Wonderland  (Youth Premiere)and The Legacy of Hal Prince (stage and PBS adaptations). In 2021, Sara was offered a spot in the Capital Wind Symphony, the nations premiere wind band. She was the youngest player to have been invited to play in the group in their 30 year history, and performed with them for two seasons before beginning her studies at Temple University. In her time at Temple, Sara has been awarded the Artistic Talent Award and Boyer Talent Award from the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Currently, Sara performs with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Temple University Wind Symphony as rotating Principal Clarinet.

As a conductor, Sara has studied with Tony award winner Ted Sperling while attending NYU's Summer Intensive in Musical Theatre Conducting in 2022. At this workshop, Sara conducted the score of Into the Woods, with Broadway musicians and actors under her baton. Since 2022, Sara has music directed three shows: The Little Mermaid Jr., Madagascar Jr., and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. At Temple, Sara regularly conducts the Repertory Orchestra, a conductor's lab ensemble.

Before her time at Temple, Sara studied with clarinetist Lori Fowser of the Gallery Winds Chamber Ensemble and Columbia Orchestra, and Michael Rusinek, principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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