Sarah Cargill is a Bay Area flutist, youth worker, and cultural organizer aiming to implement socially relevant and culturally accessible avenues to classical music training and live performance within working-class and queer communities of color. An avid orchestral flutist, Sarah was actively involved in various orchestral ensembles in the Bay Area including the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. In her current work as a program curator and performer, Sarah challenges traditional performance practices to unpack the politics of race, gender, class, queerness and colonial mentality in classical music. She is one of the San Francisco Queer Cultural Center’s 2015-2016 grantees, producing and performing in Drawing Lineage, Building Legacy (2016), an intergenerational QTPoC-centered chamber music project that showcased as a part of the 19th Annual National Queer Arts Festival. She has appeared as a soloist in numerous productions including Queer Rebels and SOMArts’s The News.
Sarah graduated from The University of California, Berkeley in 2010 with a B.A. in Music and Gender and Women’s Studies. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Bay Area Girls Rock Camp in Oakland, CA and works with high school youth as a Community Health Outreach Worker through the San Francisco Unified School District.