Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2013)
M.Mus., Florida State University (2010)
BMus.,Western Carolina University (2007)
Sarah Hutchings is a composer of operatic and orchestral works on faculty at the Greatbatch School of Music. Her works have been performed and commissioned by vocalists of the Metropolitan Opera, and orchestras, such as the Stuttgart Philharmonic, CCM Philharmonia, members of the Prague Talich Chamber Orchestra, and the Florida Chamber Ensemble.
She has previously apprenticed composer Ricky Ian Gordon, working on his new opera, Morning Star, in collaboration with Cincinnati Opera, and composer Carlisle Floyd during his residency at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Sarah Hutchings was also a Composer Fellow in 2013, working under composers Michael Ching, Charles Wourinen and Libby Larsen during her residency at the John Duffy Composers Institute.
She will appear as Assistant Director for a production of An American Tragedy at The Glimmerglass Festival in 2014 working with composer Tobias Picker and stage director Peter Kazaras. Previous stage direction credits include two seasons at Cincinnati Chamber Opera, directing productions of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Haydn’s Il mondo della luna.
Awards include Boston Metro Opera’s International Composers Award in opera, Hartford Opera Theater’s New in November competition and Women in Music, Columbus. She has also received the 30 under 30 Distinguished Alumni award from Florida State University in 2013, and as a student of the University of Cincinnati, received the prestigious Graduate Student Excellence Award in all Arts and Sciences disciplines.
Sarah Hutchings holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree in Composition and Theory from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial and Electronic Music from Western Carolina University. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Music Composition and Theory at the Greatbatch School of Music. Her website can be found at www.sdhutchings.com.