Sarah Melnick née Van Sciver is the Admissions Counselor for the Herb Alpert School of Music for CalArts. She also runs her own music business to compose, arrange, and conduct scores, songs, and sound for film/TV, theatre, dance, concert, and studio productions. She records, mixes, masters, and produces music, audio, and video. A vocalist, pianist, harpist, and ukulele player, Sarah lectures on arts-based business as well as music and theater engineering, performance, and composition. An ensemble and solo music and theater teacher, she also mentors creative professionals to build skills to not only make art, but also a living. At CalArts, Sarah has also worked as a CAP (Community Arts Partnership) instructor, Herb Alpert School of Music TA and instructor, and the Assistant Director for Alumni & Family Engagement.
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, Stimulus Children’s Theater, and Sholem. 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