Colorado’s Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed SARA PARKINSON director of education and community engagement. Parkinson has served on the staff and faculties of University of Colorado at Boulder, Cornell College, and Metropolitan State University of Denver. As pianist, she performs with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, members of the Colorado Symphony, and she is a founding member of the tango/classical band Grande Orquesta Navarre. As conductor, she made her opera conducting debut with Mozart’s Così fan tutte for Boulder Opera in 2018, and she has been music director at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Boulder since 2015. Parkinson attended the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors and is currently assistant conductor for CU‐Boulder’s Eklund Opera production of Eugene Onegin. She has been a member of the Central City Opera Ensemble since 2012, performing in elementary schools across the Denver Metro area. She is director of operations for Denver’s MAS Eclectic Concerts. Parkinson holds degrees from the University of Iowa, New England Conservatory of Music and CU‐Boulder.

Posted March 4, 2019