Sarah Arnone

Sarah Arnone

Affiliate Instructor, Cello

    Constance Hall 303



Sarah Arnone first picked up a cello in her hometown of Cincinnati as a member of a public middle school string orchestra. She is on the music faculty at Bradley University, where she has taught since 2015. Sarah also performs with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Iowa. She has been a featured soloist with the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, the Civic Symphony of Green Bay, and the Bradley University Symphony Orchestra. Having cultivated a love for chamber music, Sarah is a founding member of the SomArté Piano Trio, the Silverwood Ensemble, and the Douglas Cello Quartet. She is also on the teaching faculty of Youth Music Illinois Suzuki School, Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in beautiful Twin Lake, Michigan.

Although she prefers to let her cello do most of the talking, Sarah has been a featured speaker with the Montgomery Arts Council, Illinois Symphony Guild, The Rtisan Podcast, and the Peoria Music Teachers Association. She has presented her research on religious identity and music at the MGMC annual conference and Iowa Musicology Day, and her writing on mindful practice habits and performance health has been published in various music education forums, magazines, and blogs.

Sarah received her Master of Music degree from the DePaul University School of Music and her Bachelor of Music degree and minor in Mathematics from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. She is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Iowa, where she also teaches writing. Her instrument is a 1750 French cello with an unnamed maker. When not playing or teaching, Sarah enjoys swimming, practicing the harp, and putzing in her garden with the family dog.