Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall, 13, is an eighth grader at Spillane Middle School and is in her second year playing violin with Virtuosi. Sarah began playing the violin at age six with Mr. Chaiwat Rodsuwan and now has been studying under Ms. Caroline Ewan for five years. She has enjoyed attending AFA summer music festival for three years and their chamber music program for two years. She was also a member of the Houston Youth Symphony in the 2016–2017 season. In June of 2017, Sarah began playing the viola; under the direction of Mrs. Jeannine Adams and Ms. Michelle Wollum, she was the principal violist in her school’s chamber orchestra, which earned sweepstakes at UIL, was ranked seventh in the state of Texas, and was a finalist in the national level competition last year. She received the highest ratings at the solo and ensemble competition as well as placing third chair in region orchestra. In addition, Sarah is a part of her school’s choir, where she also received ones at solo and ensemble and ranked fourth in region as a seventh grade alto. She also plays the bassoon in her school band under Mr. John Barton, Mr. Cole Smith, and Mr. Eduardo Garcia, having begun in May of 2018 under Mrs. Rachel Roberman. She is looking forward to hopefully joining marching band in high school. Other instruments she has played include the cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, and trumpet. Sarah is also an avid composer and hopes to one day be a conductor, school orchestra or band director.