Violin, Teaching Composer
Sarah Jo Zaharako began her musical training at age five in Indiana. She studied classical violin as a child and attended Oberlin Conservatory. Sarah moved to the Bay Area in 1999 in order to expand her musical scope. In 2002, she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Mills College where she studied violin with David Abel and improvisation with Fred Frith. Sarah now performs and composes for creative music ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area including Gojogo, which she co-found in 2003. She also plays with Matt Small’s Chamber Ensemble. In addition to composing for instrumental groups, Sarah creates music for dance. She has premiered works with Ballet Counterpointe, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet pre-professional pro-gram, the Rotterdam Dance Academy, and Project Agora.