Flutist • Concert Producer • Author • Educator
Sarah Robinson is a founding member of Helix Collective, a Los Angeles-based ensemble that specializes in multi-media, collaborative performance and recording. The ensemble has released two critically acclaimed albums and has recorded the scores for over a dozen films. She is the director of the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival and co-director of Classical Revolution: L.A. Sarah is the author of Clubbing for Classical Musicians, a guide to presenting music in alternative venues which has been called “enlightening, instructional, and inspiring.”
Sarah performs frequently as a chamber, orchestral and recording musician for film, television, and commercials in Los Angeles. She has performed and recorded with a variety of film, television, and video game composers including Jeff Beal, Deborah Lurie, Jeff Russo, Laura Karpman, Eimear Noone, Julia Newman, and George S. Clinton. Sarah served previously as Principal Flute with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and has performed with orchestras around the United States.
Dr. Robinson has been a panelist and presenter at several conferences on the future of classical music including the 21CMPosium at DePauw University and “Are We Listening – a symposium on music, change, and challenge” at Boston University. Upcoming speaking engagements and workshops include visits to the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Maryland - College Park, Lawrence University, Catholic University of America, the College of William and Mary, and Colorado Mesa University.
As an educator, Dr. Robinson has taught chamber music and flute in the U.S. and England as well as courses in music literature. She is currently on the faculty of the Academy of Music for the Blind and a teaching artist for the Young Musicians Foundation in Los Angeles. She holds degrees in flute performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, the University of Illinois, the University of South Carolina, and the Chicago College of Performing Arts.