Sarah Melnick née Van Sciver is the Alumni & Family Assistant Director for CalArts. She is responsible for volunteer stewardship, CalArts Weekend and events ticketing, the Network (biweekly alumni & family e-newsletter), and the CalArts Fund. Her work has facilitated improved connectivity, collaboration, and communication for alumni and families. At CalArts, Sarah has also worked as a CAP (Community Arts Partnership) instructor, Herb Alpert School of Music TA and instructor, and Alumni & Family team Program Assistant.
Prior to joining CalArts, Sarah worked with a myriad of arts, culture, and education organizations including the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Studio Crash, Third Story Recording, Cedar Street Studios, Philadelphia Theater Company, ArtsAlive, and Sholem. She also runs her own music business as a composer, arranger, singer, pianist, ukulele player, and harpist. Writing for film and theatre and as a singer-songwriter, Sarah is also an avid educator, recording engineer, musical director, orchestrator, sound designer, and video editor. Sarah received her Performer-Composer M.F.A. from CalArts as well as a B.A. in Music from the University of Pennsylvania and a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies from the Berklee College of Music. www.sarahvansciver.com