Sarah Gallaher, a native of Saint Louis, Missouri, is a recent graduate of Northern Arizona University, where she earned her B.M. in Collaborative Piano Performance as Magna cum laude under the instruction of Dr. Frank Scott and Rita Borden. Her previous teachers include Dr. Linda Perry and Eryn Krobath. Sarah’s accompanying career began early as a young church musician and expanded at the collegiate level to include orchestral, choral, and chamber collaboration. From 2012-2014, Sarah was a piano instructor at the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy and served as Vice President of the collegiate chapter of Music Teachers National Association. Sarah has collaborated with and performed the works of contemporary composers Cody Kauhl, David Ikard, and Judith Cloud. Sarah has appeared in masterclasses with notable artists such as Jeffrey Swann, Steven Moeckel, Anne-Marie McDermott, and 2009 Van Cliburn Gold Medalists Hao Chen Zhang. She enjoys a freelance career as a teacher, church music director, and collaborative musician and will begin studies in Fall 2014 at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in pursuit of a M.M. Collaborative Piano Performance degree.