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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameSara Fruehe
Pronouns (optional):she/her
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Home/Work Address900 Broadway Ave., Columbus, GA 31904
Regional ChapterSoutheast
  • Any Vacant Position
I have been a member of IDRS:6-10 years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Bassoon
  • Contrabassoon
Statement of Interest

My interest to serve on the board of the Southeast regional chapter is rooted in my desire to foster, nurture, be more involved with and serve the double reed and IDRS communities. I have experience designing/redesigning, implementing, and building successful programs and organizations, such as the chamber music program at Indiana University, and ensembles Volante Winds and 10th Muse. I have over three years’ experience in music administration advising, creating, revising, and implementing institutional policies. I collaborate with diverse constituencies, exercising my passions for problem solving and organization to meet short- and long-term goals and projects. I believe IDRS’s creation of U.S. regional chapters will allow our organization to reach more diverse populations, as well as have greater visibility and a stronger impact on future generations of double reeds. I am excited for the opportunity and responsibility to be part of the inaugural regional board membership.

Brief Biography

Dr. Sara Fruehe is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. A Chicagoland native, Sara is a versatile artist who enjoys a varied career as chamber/orchestral musician, soloist, teacher/clinician, and arts administrator.

Known for her verve and sensitivity, Sara’s collaborations in chamber music have included guest artist performances at the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Chamber Music Wilmington, American Music Festival, NOLA ChamberFest, and ChamberFest Brown County. Sara holds the second bassoon position with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and has performed with other ensembles including the symphonies of Columbus (IN), Columbus (GA), Battle Creek Symphony, Carmel (IN), Danville (IL), and Owensboro (KY). A strong advocate of performer-composer collaborations, Sara has commissioned and premiered works by composers such as P.Q. Phan, Don Freund, Brian Raphael Nabors, Kevin Wilt, and Leigha Amick.

Sara has been an invited performer at international and national conferences of organizations such as the International Double Reed Society, College Music Society, International Horn Symposium, Texas Flute Society, Texas and Georgia Music Educators associations, and North American Conference on Video Game Music.

As artist-faculty, Sara spends the month of June at the Schwob Summer Music Festival and the IU Summer Music Clinic. She has also presented masterclasses and clinics across the United States including University of Alabama, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Northern Iowa, Bowling Green State University, Auburn University, Campbellsville University, among others.

Sara holds a Doctor of Music, with minors in music history and literature and arts administration, and a Bachelor of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as well as Master of Music from DePaul University.