Sarah Clewett is a music therapist and musician residing in Chicago, IL with a background in Western classical music and free improvisation. She is currently working for ITA (Institute for Therapy through the Arts) as a music therapist in the Chicago Public Schools, various community-based organizations, and with private clients. Sarah has an M.A. in Music Therapy from NYU and obtained her level 1 certification in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. She is also certified in Deep Listening, a philosophy founded by musician and composer Pauline Oliveros. 

Sarah graduated from Lawrence University with a B.Mus. in Oboe Performance (Pi Kappa Lambda) and a B.A. in psychology (Psi Chi National Honors Society). During this time, Sarah performed in festivals such as the Silkroad Global Musician Workshop and the Cheltenham Improvisers Orchestra Workshop in Cheltenham, UK. She also took part in multiple performances with the London Improvisers Orchestra in London, UK and was a performer in “Lanalog” by Michael Bullock and Linda Aubry Bullock, a six-hour durational performance at the Wave Farm in Acra, NY. 

In 2017, Sarah released an album with her ambient/soundscape duo, Cloth, a collaboration with composer Jason Koth. The album, “settle, repose” was originally inspired by sound recordings she made while studying abroad in London. She also recorded for Koth’s solo project, The Midlands, and collaborated with guitarist, composer and songwriter Sam Genualdi for the release of his debut album, “Looking Through the Glass.” While living in Minnesota from 2018-2020, Sarah organized a monthly Deep Listening community and was a member of Painting the Room, a collective of dancers, musicians, and spoken word artists who created totally improvised performances.