Sarah Ann Marze is a composer and vocalist from Connecticut. She is inspired by words in all forms: poetry, story, mythology, history, journalism and scientific literature. She believes in the unique power of music to generate and sustain community and belonging. Coming from her vocal background, Sarah is most conscious of the characters, dramatic throughlines and emotional potency in her music.
Sarah graduated from the University of Connecticut with degrees in Music Composition and Vocal Performance. Her first songs published with Northstar are from a University of Connecticut IDEA Grant-funded project, “Let Us Sing: Contemporary Art Songs for Young Singers,” mentored by professors Kenneth Fuchs and Constance Rock. She is grateful for the opportunities to have her music performed at venues such as the Royal Academy of Music Composers’ Forum, the Leroy Anderson Creative Practice Series, BRACE New Music’s fall season, SongFest 2023, the Collaborative Piano Institute, and the Operation Opera Workshop.
Sarah was chosen as a 2023 Marshall Scholar, and is currently studying a Master’s of Music Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.
"As an educator, I try to assign repertoire to students which will engage them artistically and personally. In order to do so, the first point of contact is with the text of songs. Too often younger students struggle to see "themselves" or to find commonality with songs with traditional texts which are widely available and encouraged for festival use."— Dr. Alta Boover, Oakland University
“…such an inviting experience with a forward, your introduction, and the way you’ve organized all of the information. A composer and lyricist couldn’t want for more…A great diversity of composers and styles just in this one volume, and great poetry and lyrics.”— Chester Biscardi, Baritone, Vol. 1