Sarah Emran was born in Menomonee Falls, WI, and considers it a privilege to have grown up attending Falls Baptist Church, where she was taught Biblical salvation and accepted Christ at an early age. She completed high school at Falls Baptist Academy and her undergraduate degree at Baptist College of Ministry before pursuing a master’s degree in violin performance at Indiana University. She is currently completing her master’s studies while continuing to teach in both the academy and college of Falls Baptist Church.
Sarah began violin at the age of four and had the opportunity to grow musically primarily through the Falls Baptist Music School under the teaching of Elizabeth Zempel, Anna Grace (Van Gelderen) Overmiller, Suzanne Ignaszak, and Jamie Hofman. Other opportunities for musical growth have been participating in MYSO (Milwaukee Youth Symphony) for nine years, functioning as co-principal/principal violist of the Senior Symphony for four years. In addition, Sarah has placed in a number of competitions, including honorable mention in MSO’s Stars of Tomorrow. More recently, Sarah had the privilege of studying under Mimi Zweig at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and decorating, and loves traveling. Being part Palestinian, Sarah enjoys the culture of the Middle East, especially the food. She counts it a deep privilege to give back to the young people of Falls Baptist Church in the same ways she was developed as a young person.