Sarah Horick

Sarah Horick (born 1984) is a composer of contemporary concert music. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Furman University in 2006 where she studied with Mark Kilstofte. She earned a Master of Music in Composition and a Master of Arts in Music Theory at Florida State University where she studied with Mark Wingate and Ladislav Kubik. Her works have been performed in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Italy, and she has been commissioned by soprano Tamara Matthews, conductor Leslie Hicken, the Erie Saxophone Quartet, and clarinetist Jeffrey Brooks, among others.

Horick primarily writes acoustic and electroacoustic concert music. Her works list includes pieces for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and various vocal and instrumental chamber music. Horick's works have been programmed on a number of festivals including the Asolo Song Festival in Paderno del Grappa, Italy; FEAST FEST at Florida International University, Grand Valley State University's Free Play 10: Listening Chamber, Florida State University's Festival of New Music, and the La Salle University War and Peace concert. She was selected as a finalist in the Vancouver Chamber Choir's Young Composers Competition in 2007 and was also a finalist in the Schlern International Music Festival Voice Competition in Vols am Schlern, Italy in 2007.

In addition to her compositional activities, Horick has also been actively involved in the promotion of new music. She served as the president of the Florida State University chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. from 2007–2009, and she was a founding member and organizer of the CHASM Student New Music Festival in 2008. The CHASM Festival brought in student composers from across the country to present their works in a one-day festival. At the Catholic University of America, she founded the New Voices festival exclusively dedicated to new vocal music.

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