Sarah Porwoll-Lee Lee Avenue, Lee Avenue, Minneapolis MN, 55422
Instruments:Clarinet, Theory

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:10 years
Rate:$46 / hr


Personal Statement

Sarah’s primary goals as a music educator are to help students improve their fundamental skills and knowledge of repertoire, grow their confidence as musicians and people, and encourage a lifelong love for music and clarinet.

Sarah has been teaching clarinet in locations around Wisconsin and Sydney, Australia since 2004, and began teaching in the Twin Cities, MN area in 2011. She has a Master’s Degree in clarinet performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She is an active freelance performer, along with co-managing and playing for her own chamber music ensemble, The Antithesis Project and serving on Zeitgeist New Musics Board of Directors. She also enjoys giving master classes and leading sectionals at Twin Cities area schools and her private studio, along with serving as Adjunct Faculty of Applied Clarinet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Sarah has performed with many ensembles in the United States and internationally, including the Spitting Image Collective, St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, New South Wales Police Band and Wind Quintet, Rockdale Opera Company, Australian Army Band (Sydney), Sydney Wind Symphony, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Kettle Moraine Symphony, and the Joffrey Ballet. Recording credits include Bb and bass clarinets on the New South Wales Police Band’s 2009 album Ceremonial and Parade Music, and Bb and Eb clarinets with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble on an album of new music by Gregory Mertl, to be released late 2014.

Sarah enjoys teaching students of all ages, and tailors each lesson to fit the individual needs of the student. Lessons will include instruction in the areas of tone production, breathing and air flow, rhythm, articulation, knowledge of key signatures, musicality, and any other areas the student may wish to improve on.

Education / Training


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN – Master of Music Performance, GPA 3.889 – Completed 2013

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point WI – Bachelor of Music Performance, GPA 3.87 – Completed 2008
Secondary Major: Spanish Language and Culture Studies


Clarinet & Bass Clarinet: Alexander Fiterstein, Michelle Campbell, Peter Jenkin, Dr. Andrea Splittberger-Rosen, Roslyn Dunlop

Chamber Music: Norbert Nielubowski, Adriana Zabala, Timothy Lovelace, Lydia Artymiw, Stacey Berk

Master Classes & Casual Study: Gregory Williams, Timothy Zavadil, Fredrik Fors, Todd Levy, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Adjunct Faculty of Applied Clarinet – La Crosse, WI, 2014-present

Sarah Porwoll-Lee Private Studio – Minneapolis MN, 2014-present

Chanhassen High School, Clarinet Instructor – Chanhassen MN, 2013-present

Mound Westonka High School, Clarinet Instructor – Mound MN, 2013-present

Schmitt Music, Clarinet Instructor – Edina MN, 2011-present

Anoka-Hennepin School District, Clarinet Instructor – Anoka MN, 2013-2014

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bass Clarinet Master Class – Stevens Point WI, 2013

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Mentor – Edina MN, 2012-2013

University of Minnesota U Band, Assitant – Minneapolis MN, 2011-2012

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Master Class – Stevens Point WI, 2011

Cascio Interstate Music, Woodwind Instructor – New Berlin WI, 2010-2011

Wind Lake Music, Woodwind Instructor – Wind Lake WI, 2010-2011

New South Wales Police Band, Clinician – Sydney AUSTRALIA, 2010

Dural Music Center, Woodwind Instructor – Dural AUSTRALIA, 2010

Sarah Porwoll Private Studio – Cherrybrook AUSTRALIA, 2009-2010

Arden Primary School, Woodwind Instructor – Beecroft AUSTRALIA, 2009-2010

Mount Saint Benedict College, Woodwind Instructor – Pennant Hills AUSTRALIA, 2009

International School of Music, Clarinet Consultant & Clinician – Turramurra AUSTRALIA, 2009

Wausau East and West High Schools, Clarinet Instructor – Wausau WI, 2008

Freelance Private Clarinet Teacher – Stevens Point WI, 2004-2008

Sarah Porwoll-Lee