Dr. Sarah V. Dudas

Violin Teacher

Sarah Dudas

SAA Member


Redlands, CA

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Master of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Music, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Sarah Dudas maintains a private violin studio in Redlands, California and is an instructor at the Loma Linda Academy Strings Program (www.lomalindastrings.com). She also serves on the faculty of the Inland Empire Branch of Junior Chamber Music in Los Angeles (www.juniorchambermusic.org) and has held faculty appointments at the Los Angeles and San Diego Suzuki Institutes. Previously she maintained her own private studio in Baltimore, Maryland while serving as a substitute instructor at Peabody Preparatory at John Hopkins University.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Dudas maintains an active performing career, currently substituting with the Redlands and San Bernardino symphonies. Previously she regularly performed with the Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among others in the mid-Atlantic region. She spent three summers at the Oregon Bach Festival under the baton of Helmuth Rilling and three years as a violinist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.

Dr. Dudas earned her Bachelors degree from Southern Methodist University as a student of Jan Sloman and her Masters degree from New England Conservatory where she studied with James Buswell. She received her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California as a student of Hagai Shaham and Kathy Winkler, where she explored the violin music of Romanian composer, George Enescu. As a Suzuki teacher, she received pedagogy training under the tutelage of Nancy Lokken, Charles Krigbaum, Rolando Freitag, Edmund Sprunger, Sarah Montzka, and Cathryn Lee.