Sara Fraker's research interests include intersections of music and ecology, the commissioning of new works, and imaginative chamber music programming. She is principal oboist of True Concord Voices & Orchestra and second oboist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She spends her summers as a faculty artist at the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan. Dr. Fraker has presented recitals and masterclasses across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia and the Tohono O’odham Nation. Her debut solo album, Botanica, was released by MSR Classics in 2019, supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She has performed at Tanglewood, Aspen, Chautauqua, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Schleswig-Holstein Orchester Akademie. She earned degrees from Swarthmore College,New England Conservatory, and the University of Illinois.
DMA, Oboe Performance, University of Illinois