Canadian composer and educator Sarah Quartel is known for her fresh and exciting approach to the choral experience. Sarah celebrates the musical potential of all learners by providing singers access to high quality repertoire and engaging music education. Her works are performed throughout the world and her curriculum documents are used to connect the excitement of choral festivals with meaningful classroom learning.
Sarah’s compositions have been featured by groups such as the National Youth Choir of Canada, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and the a cappella group Rajaton. In 2015 her ACDA commissioned work “Wide Open Spaces” received its premiere performance under the baton of Bob Chilcott at the National Conference in Salt Lake City. In 2016, Sarah was featured at the Association of British Choral Directors Convention in Winchester, England. In 2017, her composition "God will give orders/Sweet child" will be performed by the Honor Children's Choir at the National Conference of the ACDA in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Other credits include: Inaugural Composer for the Edge Island Festival for Choirs and Composers, composer of mass choral works for Kathaumixw Choral Festival 2016, Composer-in-Residence for the women’s vocal ensemble Project Sing!, works recorded on multiple commercial releases, and a host of choral commissions and performances including those by award winning Canadian conductors Zimfira Poloz and Brainerd Blyden-Taylor.
Sarah is published with Oxford University Press, an educator with the Upper Canada District School Board, and a regular guest clinician at various music education and choral events internationally.