Sarah Jackson Evanovich

Cello Teacher, Administrator

Sarah Jackson Evanovich

SAA Member


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Sarah Jackson Evanovich is the Director of the Suzuki Academy of Columbia, where she teaches cello lessons and group classes. Sarah holds a Master of Music degree from Roosevelt University where she studied performance and pedagogy with Dr. Tanya Carey, and a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of South Carolina, where she studied with Dr. Robert Jesselson. Mrs. Evanovich has registered Suzuki teacher training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas for all ten book levels.

Sarah’s prior teaching positions include her work as one of two founding music educators at the Midlands Arts Conservatory in Columbia, SC, cello instructor at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute and the MAGIC program in Chicago, as well as the University of South Carolina String Project. She is the immediate past-President of the Suzuki Association of South Carolina, and previously served on the board as Treasurer and Vice President.

In addition to teaching, Sarah enjoys performing with the string quartet that she formed with her three sisters and also with her husband, pianist/organist Joshua Evanovich. She was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and played in the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Aiken Symphony. In 2009, her quartet from Roosevelt University traveled to Quito, Ecuador to take part in the Mes Cultural Franz Liszt. Sarah has participated in summer festivals including the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.