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Sarah Masterson

Sarah Masterson

Associate Professor of Music

Office: AMC 106

Office Phone: 803.321.5177


Department: Department of Music


D.M.A. | University of Connecticut (2011)

M.Mus. | University of Connecticut (2011)

B.M. | DePauw University (2006)


Dr. Masterson received a B.A. in physics and a Performer’s Certificate from DePauw University, and a M.M. and D.M.A. in piano performance from the University of Connecticut. Her recent research involves the work of twentieth-century American women composers, and her doctoral research focused on the use of sonata form in mid-twentieth-century American piano sonatas.


As the winner of the 2001 Young Artist competition, Dr. Masterson performed as soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed as soloist with the DePauw Symphony Orchestra and UConn orchestra. As a collaborative pianist, she has worked with the UConn Wind Ensemble and performed at the UConn Chamber Music Festival. Her piano trio also presented a recital as part of the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts 2009-10 Classics Series. Before joining the Newberry College faculty, Dr. Masterson previously taught at Eastern Connecticut State University and Fitchburg State University. 

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