Sarah High, Artistic Director (August 2021-May 2023)
Mrs. Sarah High is the Choir Director at Swansea High School, and previously taught at Mid-Carolina High School in Newberry County (2016-2021). In her tenure at Mid-Carolina, Mrs. High’s ensembles received numerous awards at choral festivals and consistently received Excellent and Superior ratings at Concert Festivals. She has also had numerous students attend Honor clinics, Region Choirs, and All-State Choirs. Before teaching at the high school level Mrs. High taught Pre-K – 8 General Music and Chorus at Sandy Run K-8 in Calhoun County, SC.
Mrs. High is also the Director of Music at Salem United Methodist Church, where she conducts the Chancel Choir, Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, facilitates handbells, and assists in weekly and special worship planning. Mrs. High is also highly involved in the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship and is on the Worship Design Team for the 2023 and 2024 Music Week Conference. In addition to teaching at Swansea, Mrs. High is the Artistic Director of the Dutch Fork Choral Society, a Choral Arts Society.
Sarah High holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. High is currently an active member of ACDA, NAfME, and FUMWA.