Flutist and teacher Sarah Busman hails from Tennessee and was educated at Middle Tennessee State University and The Peabody Conservatory of Music. Sarah has performed with numerous ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Moscow Ballet’s Maryland tour pit orchestra, and the Carolina Philharmonic. In February of 2012, Sarah traveled to Jordan with members of the FSO to act as guest principal flutist of the Amman Symphony. She has also played in masterclasses for Emmauel Pahud, Marina Piccinini, Brad Garner, Robert Lengevin, Trevor Wye, and Paula Robison, among others. Sarah’s improvisation can be heard on the album A Rite for Advent, released in November 2010.
In March 2011, Sarah won second place in the Mid South Flute Festival Young Artist Competition, and she was placed into the Qualifying round of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. Sarah has also placed in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, the Florida Flute Fair’s Advanced Masterclass Competition, the Kentucky Flute Association’s Collegiate Artist Competition, and the NFA Masterclass Performers Competition.
As a pedagogue, Sarah has presented at the Mid South Flute Festival and the Raleigh Area Flute Association Flute Fair. She has been teaching flute lessons for almost ten years, including as the applied flute professor at the Community College of Baltimore County and currently as the adjunct applied flute teacher at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Currently, Sarah resides in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and dog where she maintains a private flute studio of over 20 students.