Sarah Jackson is the Cello Coordinator of the Suzuki Strings at the University of South Carolina. She holds a Master of Music degree from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina both in cello performance. She studied cello and Suzuki pedagogy with Dr. Tanya Carey, and taught cello lessons and classes for several years at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute and the MAGIC program in Chicago. In South Carolina, she studied with Dr. Robert Jesselson and taught in the USC String Project and other community programs. She was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and played in the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic. Ms. Jackson also plays in a string quartet with her three sisters. In 2009, her quartet from Roosevelt University traveled to Quito, Ecuador to take part in the Mes Cultural Franz Liszt. Ms. Jackson has participated in summer festivals including the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.