Flutist Sarah Deay is a performer and music educator based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is Co-Principal Flutist of the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra, and Flute III/Piccolo of the Lewisville Lake Symphony. She also performs regularly with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas on flute and piccolo.
Sarah graduated with High Distinction from the Eastman School of Music in 2015, where she studied flute and piccolo with Professors Bonita Boyd and Anne Harrow, respectively. Sarah was a finalist in the 2019 Byron Hester Flute Competition and attended the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in 2012.
Also a passionate music educator, Sarah maintains a private flute studio in Frisco, TX and teaches private lessons in Plano and McKinney ISD. She has also been on the faculty of Floot Fire Richardson and presented masterclasses at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Austin Flute Society Festivals.
Sarah is from San Antonio, Texas where she had the great privilege of studying with Analisa Salinas, Tallon Perkes, former Principal Flutist of the San Antonio Symphony, and Robert Cole, former Associate Principal Flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a student of William Kincaid. She has also performed in masterclasses with esteemed flutists such as Jeanne Baxtresser, Walfrid Kujala, Ian Clarke, Emily Skala, Janet Arms, Helen Blackburn, and Jonathan Keeble.