Sarah Chandler joined the Binghamton Philharmonic as Second Clarinet in 2010, having subbed with the orchestra since 1999. She served as Acting Principal Clarinet for the 2014/15 and 2015/2016 seasons. She is also a member of the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and performs as a substitute clarinetist with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. Her past orchestral experience includes the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, the New World Symphony and the Spoleto (Italy) Festival Orchestra. She was a prize winner at the International Clarinet Society Competition three times and won the grand prize in 1988.
She served as Lecturer of Clarinet at Binghamton University from 2007 until 2013. She holds a BM from Northwestern University, an MA from the University of Iowa and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Her teachers include Russell Dagon, Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody. She also has pursued a career as an academic librarian, having most recently held positions at Binghamton University and Cornell University, in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is proud to serve her fellow musicians as current President of Binghamton Local 380, American Federation of Musicians and as Delegate to the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association (ROPA).