Sarah Montzka

Suzuki Violin and Viola Faculty; Associate Director MIC Suzuki Program
Program Area: 
Suzuki Education
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Sarah is a graduate from Northwestern University receiving a Master of Music. She also received a Bachelor of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music in Viola Performance.

Awards and achievements: 

Sarah is a registered Suzuki teacher trainer and currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is also the founder and director of MIC's annual Voilapalooza! workshop and a frequent clinician at workshops and institutes from Duluth to Tanzania. Ms. Montzka was also a Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Certificate of Achievement - 2012, recipient.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

 Previously, Sarah taught in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Music Program—designed to reach economically-challenged children. She has also worked in the administrative field as Coordinator of Education Programs for the Jacksonville Symphony and Associate Director of the Colorado Suzuki Institute. Sarah has performed as a section violist in orchestras including the Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah Symphonies.