Sara Raviotta, a native Texan, has been a proud member and principal flutist of the San Angelo Symphony since 2010. She is an active freelance musician, performing flute, piccolo, and penny whistle with famous artists such as Kenny G, Diana Ross, the Texas Tenors, Celtic Women, and Amy Grant.
Sara is a Doctor of Musical Arts degree candidate at the University of North Texas, majoring in flute performance under the tutelage of Terri Sundberg. Her teaching fellowship has given her the opportunity to teach undergraduate students, coach chamber music ensembles, and direct the UNT Flute Choir. As section leader for three years with the world famous UNT Wind Symphony, she can be heard on GIA WindWorks recordings and DVDs. She received her Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University studying with Katherine Kemler, and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio with Michel Debost.
As a soloist, Sara has performed concertos with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Houston High School for Performing and Visual Arts Symphony (her alma mater) at the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention. She has also performed concertos with the UNT chamber orchestra, the UNT Baroque Orchestra, and the LSU Symphony. One of her most fun experiences was performing and taping in front of a live studio audience on National Public Radio’s pilot episode of “From the Top” at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Sara has a passion for teaching young flutists, and won the prestigious Perry R Bass Fellowship, an award that recognizes graduate music students who demonstrate excellent skills in musicianship, performance, and who have career aspirations of teaching music. She has an active private flute studio, and her students have won outstanding performer’s awards at solo and ensemble competitions, placed in area competitions, and continued their music studies in college.