Sarah Fluker, Artist-in-Residence in Bassoon
Sarah Fluker is a freelance bassoonist and bassoon teacher in the Metro- Atlanta area. In September of 2015 she won the Second Bassoon position of the Waco Symphony Orchestra. She has also subbed with local orchestras such as the Hendersonville Symphony, the Georgia Symphony, and the Carrolton Symphony. Ms. Fluker is a member of the Coloratura Winds, a Texas-based woodwind quintet which won first place of the Texas division of the MTNA Chamber Music Competition, as well as first alternate of the Southern division of the MTNA Chamber Competition.
A Georgia native, Ms. Fluker received her Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance at Kennesaw State University under the direction of Laura Najarian of the Atlanta Symphony. While attending KSU she was nominated for and won Principal Bassoon of the Georgia All-College Band in 2014. In 2016 she received her Master’s Degree in Bassoon Performance at Baylor University where she was the graduate assistant of Dr. Ann Shoemaker. In addition to her schooling, Sarah has been invited to attend multiple summer programs such as the American Wind Symphony Orchestra tour of 2017, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Orford Musique Woodwind Chamber Workshop where she was able to spend two weeks working under the direction of Stephane Levesque, Principal Bassoonist of the Montreal Symphony.