SARAH SWITZER 20, born in Denver, Colorado, is an undergraduate student at Yale University where she studies with Wendy Sharp. As co-principal violist of the Yale Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Switzer will tour with the orchestra in Russia this summer. As a member of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Ms. Switzer won their 2015 concerto competition on violin and subsequently performed with the orchestra. Ms. Switzer attended California Summer Music from 2014-2016, where she studied with Carol Rodland and Wendy Sharp. While in Denver, Ms. Switzer studied with James Maurer and Jacqueline Maurer. This is her first summer at Music Academy of the West.