Sarah Mellinger ~ Elentiya


Sarah Mellinger recent­ly fin­ished her first orches­tral piece, Elentiya, which is sched­uled to be pre­miered by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony this com­ing fall. She is cur­rent­ly work­ing on adding more move­ments to her piece, as well as oth­er, small­er com­po­si­tion projects. She is inspired by books, poet­ry, and authors that most peo­ple would over­look. Sarah has a B.A. in Music from Hiram College in Ohio. She will be attend­ing Kent State University in the fall as a grad­u­ate stu­dent study­ing piano per­for­mance. Sarah also plays the trum­pet, and strives to become a pri­vate piano teacher and col­lege pro­fes­sor in the future. She enjoys writ­ing in all forms, but has recent­ly been writ­ing poet­ry and fic­tion while at home. Her favorite sub­jects to explore in writ­ing are the cre­ative process and her own made-up metaphors. She often finds her­self ques­tion­ing the odd details of life and of the world, which show up in both her writ­ing and compositions.