Equally at home in the solo, chamber, and orchestral stages, Sarah Frisof is a passionate flutist and educator. As a soloist, Ms. Frisof was the second-prize winner of both the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition, and she was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Kobe International Flute Competition.

As a committed proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Frisof frequently premieres major works. Recent premieres include Joel Puckett's "Knells for Bonnie" with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and Damian Montano’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Dallas Winds. "Knells for Bonnie" was released on Klavier records in February of 2017. In June of 2016, Ms. Frisof released her first solo CD, The Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner, an authoritative recording of all of Schwantner’s major works for flute. This recording, released on the Centaur label, includes the world premiere recording of Taking Charge, a new chamber work for flute, piano, and percussion.

In addition to Ms. Frisof’s work as a solo artist, she is an active orchestral musician, having worked with major symphony orchestras across the country, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, and many others. Ms. Frisof frequently plays with the Kansas City Symphony, and she is principal flute of the Dallas Winds, the premiere wind band in the United States. In the summers, Ms. Frisof plays with several festival orchestras including the Sunflower Festival (Topeka, KS), and Music in the Mountains (Durango, CO). She is a frequent performer at the National Flute Association, conventions, having most recently performed Joel Puckett’s The Shadow of Sirius Concerto with the United States Army Field Band at the closing gala concert in August of 2015.

An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Frisof has taught in a variety of diverse settings, including as a faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Music in the Mountains Conservatory, and the Blanche Bryden Summer Institute. She has taken her passion for education to global audiences, including working with young students in Zimbabwe and Brazil, and she frequently gives masterclasses at universities across the United States. A graduate of the Eastman School, The Juilliard School, and the University of Michigan, she was formerly the Professor of Flute at University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Kansas. Ms. Frisof is currently the Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Maryland.