Meet the Orchestra

Sara Thompson


Sara Thompson plays modern double bass, Baroque bass, and G violone. She studied at CSU with Dave Potter of the Denver Symphony before transferring to The Juilliard School where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music as a student of Homer Mensch. For two years she was an Ear Training teaching fellow at Juilliard under Rebecca Scott. Further studies as a D.M.A student at Stony Brook University afforded her the remarkable opportunity to study with legendary chamber musician and bassist Julius Levine. Early music studies include classes and ensembles with Arthur Haas of Stony Brook, summer workshops at the International Baroque Institute at Longy and the Bach Ensemble Academy for Early Music in Italy, and lessons with bassist Michael Willens. Sara enjoys playing a wide variety of music, and currently performs with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and Consortium Carissimi. For five years she served on the Lyra Board of Directors. She has been on the faculty of The School for Strings, Hebrew Arts School, Juilliard Pre-College, and the MacPhail Center for Music.