Sarah Paquet is Director of Choirs at Tappan Middle School in Ann Arbor, MI, where she leads a curricular choral program serving over 150 students. Prior to joining the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Sarah was the assistant director of choral activities at Smith College, where she led choral ensembles, taught musicianship and music appreciation, and maintained an undergraduate voice studio. She also served as Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus and Chamber Choir. Her past appointments include director roles at Avon Old Farms School (Avon, CT), University of Detroit Jesuit High School (Detroit, MI) and St. Mary Student Parish (Ann Arbor, MI).
While completing her coursework at Yale, Sarah served as the assistant conductor of the Yale Glee Club, directing the ensemble in tour performances throughout the country. She was also an assistant conductor for the Yale Camerata and co-directed the Marquand Chapel Choir of Yale Divinity School.
A mezzo-soprano, Sarah has performed, toured and recorded with ensembles such as Audivi, University of Michigan Chamber Choir, and Yale Schola Cantorum.
Sarah's primary conducting teachers include Marguerite Brooks, Jeffrey Douma, David Hill, Simon Carrington, Eugene Rogers, and Paul Rardin. She holds the Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Michigan and the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Yale University.