During her studies at CSUN, she was a recipient of the Beullah Allen Vocal Scholarship, the Rachel Ketchie Memorial Award, CSUN Arts Council, the winner of the CSUN Concerto/Aria competition and was recently selected to be in the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society. Sarah holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music from California State University, Northridge.
In 2010, she was crowned Miss Tustin and Miss Tustin's Miss Congeniality and went on to compete in the Miss California Pageant where she won both pre-liminary and non-finalist talent awards. She has taken her experience as a pageant participant and used it to encourage other vocal artists to shine and sparkle.
Sarah is very passionate about empowering the next generation of musicians. She currently uses her skills, talents, and vivacious personality teaching elementary music at Kirk O' the Valley School. In any given school day, Sarah can be seen teaching xylophones, piano, ukulele, singing, and guitar. She is also the choral director and has tripled the choirs membership in less than a year. Sarah has a thriving music studio of 26 young musicians, where she specializes in voice, but also teaches beginning piano and guitar students.
Sarah Salazar, a soprano hailing from Southern California, is known for her captivating stage presence and ability to seamlessly cross genres. Her versatility has recently been described as "a caliber in which is normally associated with the likes of Carnegie Hall (Shane Twamley, Miss Tustin Scholarship Pageant)." This season she will return to Center Stage Opera where she will be a featured performer in the Best of Broadway concert and will participate in the Verdi Chorus Walter Fox Singer showcase. She can also be seen as a member of The Verdi Chorus and sits in as a soprano substitute at churches around Southern California
Recently, she performed as Mozart's leading lady as Donna Anna from Don Giovanni, which was held in the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge California. In 2008 she had the opportunity to sing as a soloist in Carnegie Hall with the Mt. San Antonio Chamber Singers, under the direction of Bruce Rogers. Some of Sarah's favorite performed roles include Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi from Cosi Fan Tutte, and Mercedes from Carmen.