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Sarah Pollard

Sarah Pollard

Canadian flutist Sarah Pollard is the newly appointed Assistant Principal Flute and Piccolo of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this she was Principal Flute of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra during their 2022/23 season, and Second Flute and Piccolo of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra during their 2021/22 season. Sarah is an alumna of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the Orchestra of the Americas, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler and the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Pronto Musica Orchestra, and she is a substitute musician with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra.  As a chamber musician Sarah has performed with numerous ensembles, a highlight of which was performing Boulez’s infamous Le marteau sans maître in the 2018 Ottawa Chamberfest’s New Music Now Festival. She has also participated in several other chamber music festivals across Canada, including Banff’s Evolution: Classical festival directed by the Gryphon Trio, and the Bathurst Chamberfest in New Brunswick.  A passionate and well-respected teacher, Sarah teaches flute and piano students across Canada and maintains a private studio both online and in-person. She has been invited to coach the flutists of the Durham Youth Orchestra as well as the Québec Youth Wind Ensemble. Sarah is a graduate of The Glenn Gould School, McGill University and the University of Toronto, where she studied with eminent Canadian flutists Susan Hoeppner, Carolyn Christie, Nora Shulman and Peg Albrecht. In masterclasses, music academies and private coachings, Sarah has had the opportunity to work with renowned flutists Denis Bluteau, Jennifer Gunn (piccolo), Jeffery Zook (Piccolo), Emmanuel Pahud, Leone Buyse, Jeanne Baxtresser, William Bennett, Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, Demarre McGill, Kelly Zimba, Joanna G’froerer, Henrik Heide, Agata Igras, Robert Langevin, Gwen Klassen (piccolo) and Claire Guimond (Baroque flute).

Instrument / Discipline

  • Flute
  • Rudiments
  • Piano
  • Theory
  • Harmony
  • History

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • Online


  • 2022 - Artist Diploma - The Glenn Gould School
  • 2020 - Masters of Music - McGill University
  • 2018 - Bachelors of Music - University of Toronto

Professional development

  • Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra - Second Flute & Piccolo - 2021


  • 120 Norah Street North, Thunder Bay District ON, CA, P7C 4G8