Sara Schuhardt is a performing flutist and educator in Northern Colorado. She has been heard throughout the Midwest as soloist with regional orchestras and wind bands and as part of the flute quartet Flauto Donne. As an active chamber musician, Sara performs in the trio “In Triplicate” with clarinetist Kwami Barnett and pianist Iris Zhang. The group advocates new music and organizes various outreach recitals at regional universities and public schools. Also, Sara's diverse teaching background has ranged from teaching as Adjunct Flute Instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Iowa Western Community College to building a large private flute studio and giving clinics in public schools. She also served as Assistant Director of the Heartland Community Flute Choir, which has toured Europe and performed at several national conferences. Sara holds a Master’s degree in Flute Performance and Music Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she studied under Christine Erlander Beard, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Buena Vista University in northwest Iowa. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Arts degree in Flute Performance at the University of Northern Colorado, where James Hall has been her primary teacher.