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 2009, she served as a guest composer at the University of South Florida’s Women Composers’ Symposium.  Her 2012 work Lux infinita was premiered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and televised internationally on the Eternal Word Television Network.  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.

Recently, she was commissioned by Dr. Terry Roberts and the Florence Symphony Orchestra to write a piece in commemoration of the victims of the 2015 Emanuel AME church shooting in her hometown of Charleston, SC.  The work was premiered in Florence, SC in March 2017.