Sara Thomas has a passion for sharing music with others and has a varied career in performing and teaching. Sara began playing the cello when she was young and has fallen in love with music ever since.
Sara received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Baldwin-Wallace University and her Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Notre Dame. She has also received training in the Suzuki Method for books 1-4. Since receiving her degrees, Sara has been an active orchestra player, cello teacher, and chamber music enthusiast. She has been a member of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and has served Assistant Principal Cello since 2000. She has also been a cellist for the pit orchestra for the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw, IN. Currently, she is a substitute cellist for the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Lakes, and Elkhart Symphony Orchestra. She is also a cellist for Indigo String Quartet, where they perform for weddings and other special occasions.
During her musical career, Sarah has developed a passion for learning different types of music and has continued to grow in her love for chamber music. She has shared many musical experiences with her colleagues and students, which she is grateful for. Sara has been playing cello for the LCSO for twenty-five years and she appreciates having the opportunity to be one of the principal cellists and loves the collective warmth and friendliness that comes from the group.