Sarah Goldberg is a nineteen year old Nepali-American trombonist currently based in New York City. Sarah started her music journey in Dallas, Texas and eventually moved to Interlochen, Michigan to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy to pursue her musical interests at a prominent level. Following her time in Michigan, she began her bachelor’s degree in trombone performance at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student.
Along with regularly performing across esteemed venues in New York with various ensembles, Sarah has made appearances with the Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard Trombone Choir, New Juilliard Ensemble, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra, and is also an apprentice conductor for the New York Youth Symphony. She has worked with conductors Mei-Ann Chen, John Adams, David Robertson, Joseph Young, James Ross, Leslie Dunner, and Ray Mase. Her teachers have included Joseph Alessi, Thomas Riccobono, Mark Scott, John Rojak, Michael Repper, and Leslie Dunner.
She is active on her instagram @sarahplaystrombone where she posts music related content and openly speaks on issues within the music community. Sarah is a performing artist for HAAG Brass which is established in Weinfelden, Switzerland.
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