Sarah Pyle — flutist, piccolo player, and baroque flutist — is devoted to music both new and old. She is a founding member of Sound of Late, where she has premiered more than forty works by American composers at concerts throughout Oregon and Washington and at residencies with Boise State University and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers’ Symposium.
Sarah was awarded first place at the 2015 Kujala International Piccolo Competition in Chicago and second place at the 2014 National Flute Association’s Piccolo Artist Competition. She has played flute and piccolo as a tenured musician with the Oregon Mozart Players and has played substitute flute and piccolo with the Seattle Symphony and the Eugene Symphony Orchestra.
Her current scholarly interests span a wide range of topics and eras regarding music and gender, from promoting current musical voices through artistic planning for Sound of Late to analyzing and interpreting musical iconography of the Late Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Sarah studied flute with Molly Barth, Michel Debost, and Kathleen Chastain. She holds master’s degrees in flute performance and musicology from the University of Oregon as well as a B.M. in flute performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a B.A. in environmental studies from Oberlin College. She maintains a private lesson studio in Seattle and in her spare time explores forests and fiber arts.