Sarah M. Horick is a native of Charleston, SC. Currently based in Washington, D.C., she earned a D.M.A. in Composition from The Catholic University of America, an M.M. in Composition and an M.A. in Theory from Florida State University, and a B.M. in Theory from Furman University.
Horick’s works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand on the programs of international festivals such as the Asolo Song Institute (Italy) and the Schlern International Music Festival (Italy) and on collegiate and professional festivals and recitals including the International Trumpet Guild Conference (2015), Navy Band Saxophone Symposium (2012), SCI Student National Conference (2010), Electronic Music Midwest (2009), Grand Valley State University’s FreePlay10 (2008), Florida State University’s Festival of New Music (2007), and Delta State University’s Electroacoustic Juke Joint (2007). In addition to her concert music activity, Horick has also worked with the ArtStream inclusive theatre program to develop original musicals for actors with disabilities, and she served on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music as the chair of the Search for New Music in 2022.
In 2017, the Florence Symphony Orchestra commissioned and premiered her choral-orchestral requiem for the Emanuel AME church shooting victims ("Beyond the Years"), and in 2021 the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) commissioned her to compose a saxophone quartet for the Art of Energy exhibition based on the work of visual artist Natasha Awuku ("Terrae Cycles"). She has also participated in artist residency programs at the Wildacres Retreat in NC and Millay Arts in NY.