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Artist's BiographySarah Burk Dye teaches music and humanities courses at Martin University in Indianapolis, and performs with the Indiana Wind Symphony. Dr. Dye previously taught clarinet and music history at Indiana State University, and was a member of the ISU Faculty Woodwind Quintet. She also has performed with the Terre Haute Symphony, Illinois Symphony, and performed the Copland Concerto with the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Dye completed her D.M.A. degree in Clarinet Performance and a Minor in Musicology, graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her doctoral thesis and project recital focused on chamber music by Jewish composers persecuted by the Nazis. Dye holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was named the 1996 Student of the Year, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Primary teachers include David Harris, Fred Ormand, Ron de Kant, and James Jeffryes. Summer festival experiences include Eastern Music Festival (as a student in 1995 and counselor in 2005) and the Rome Festival. Dye has taught through the Cincinnati School for the Performing Arts and the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. At the Ann Arbor School, Dr. Dye created the clarinet ensemble program and served as a chamber music coach for the schools Summer Chamber Music Camp.
In addition to her classical focus and academic teaching, Dr. Dye is also an active klezmer musician and is a founding member of the Cincinnati Klezmer Project. As a klezmorim, she has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Huntington (WV) Pops Orchestra, and has been heard on NPR.