Sarah Howes was born and raised in Glenwood, MN. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both vocal and piano performance from the University of Minnesota, Morris. She then went on to earn her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music Conservatory. She has performed on both the operatic and musical theater stages. Some of her roles include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Adele, (Der Fledermaus), Mimi (La Boheme), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Zaide (Zaide), Lisette (La Rondine), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Laurey (Oklahoma), Belle (The Fantasticks), & Maria (Sound of Music). She spent the summer of 2006 with the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria. In 2008 she helped form Westminster Opera in Westminster, MD. Currently she is in her first year of her Doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota in the studio of Adrianna Zabala. She is also teaching as an adjunct voice faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Morris, along with a private studio.