Sarah BastMusic Accompanist
Sarah Bast has been an accompanist at Hope since 2014. She works with music students, faculty and ensembles playing in recitals, juries, studio classes and lessons.
- M.M., piano performance, University of Michigan, 2004
- B.M., piano performance, St. Olaf College, 2002
Sarah received additional training in the piano program at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Her teachers include Louis Nagel, Kenneth Graber, Arthur Greene, Rebecca Penneys, Kent McWilliams and Sue Leonard. She has also participated in master classes with Martin Katz.
Outside of Hope Sarah has performed at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, the 2016 National Flute Association Conference in San Diego, the 2016 International Double Reed Society Conference in Columbus, Georgia, the Free@3 Recital Series and the Brown Bag Series in Holland, Michigan. She has also played orchestral piano with the Holland Symphony and the West Michigan Symphony.
outside of hope
Sarah loves being involved in music at Hope. She especially enjoys getting to know students and watching them grow as musicians and people during their years at Hope. Sarah lives in Holland with her husband and their three children. She also enjoys reading, growing vegetables and baking bread.