Sarah R. is from West Virginia, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Music and another in Special Education. Upon completing her undergraduate degrees, she chose to pursue her Master's in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, studying under the renowned Sharon Sweet. Although Sarah's background is in opera performance, she sings many genres and styles regularly. She is the front woman in her own band Essie & the Big Chill, as well as a featured soloist in many churches in the area. Sarah has had the privilege to perform at a variety of high-profile venues with prestigious ensembles, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. When she is not teaching or performing, she enjoys songwriting.