Sonja Sarr: Choral director, composer, arranger, piano teacher, and lover of all things harmony. Sonja is a graduate of Edmonds Community College, where she accompanied the vocal jazz group, Soundsation. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University where she earned a music education degree, studying composition, arranging, jazz piano, and choral methods. She has had some of her music published through UNC Jazz Press and Sound Music Publications. Sonja was commissioned to write the 2006 High School All-State Jazz Choir piece, and was selected to join a select team of premier Northwest vocal jazz writers to compose a piece for the 2008 High School All-State Jazz Choir. She taught choral music and jazz band at the high school level for three years, then taught elementary music for three years before staying home to have a family. She eventually eased back into the classroom setting teaching part-time music K-12 at Evangel Classical School where she continues to teach. For a season Sonja concurrently taught public middle school level choir. She is now among the teaching Fellows of Comeford College.