Originally from Newfoundland, Sarah Veber is currently pursuing a BMus in Harp Performance paired with Science Studies at the University of Ottawa. As an up-and-coming harpist, some highlights to date include appearing as guest soloist with the String’s of St. John’s, performing as principal harpist with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra for four seasons and competing as a finalist in the National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. Sarah’s music studies have taken her internationally to study with acclaimed artists such as Judy Loman. She is also an accomplished pianist and has completed a performance diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Sarah’s passion for music extends beyond performance. Fresh from high school, she began her studies by working as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa on a neurophysics project examining pitch perception and a musical disorder called amusia. She has also explored an interest in music education as an instructor with the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. This has been enhanced by her recent work experience with an education institution in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
As a Loran Scholar and Youth4Music ambassador, Sarah demonstrates her commitment to music advocacy as an established community leader. Through collaboration this summer with the Coalition for Music Education, she believes in the potential to empower individuals through music and influence youth development. Sarah has also recently become involved with the education team at Canada’s National Arts Centre.