Based in Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, flutist Sarah Steranka enjoys a multifaceted career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and advocate for new and experimental music. Since making her solo debut with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at the age of nineteen, she has dedicated her career to exploring the innovative work of living composers and pushing the boundaries of her instruments. Ms. Steranka has presented programs of new music as a part of numerous conferences and residencies, both as a soloist and as a member of the nationally recognized new music ensemble Kamratōn. Her recordings have been published by Sound Silence Thought and Albany Records.
Also maintaining a rigorous instructional schedule, Ms. Steranka maintains faculty positions at Carnegie Mellon University, the Pittsburgh Flute Academy, and Tzorah Seminary. She also maintains a thriving private studio, the Steranka Flute Studio, LLC, with studio locations in Shadyside and Edgewood.
Ms. Steranka holds degrees from Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University. Her principal teachers were Jennifer Steele, Alberto Almarza, and Jeanne Baxtresser.