Sarah McCarthy is Ph.D. student in musicology at Stanford University, working under the guidance of Prof. Anna Schultz. She earned her B.A. in music with honors with an emphasis in ethnomusicology from the University of California – Davis in 2011, and was awarded the Departmental Citation for Outstanding Undergraduate Accomplishment in Music for her thesis on tango. In her ethnomusicological research at Stanford, Sarah explores issues of identity, politics, and agency in the musics of the Pacific Islands, East Asia, and Latin America. She enjoys spending time with students as a teaching assistant for courses such as Ear Training, Latin American Music and Globalization, Music History, and Music and Religious Experience in the Contemporary World for the Stanford University Music Department, and as a tutor for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. Sarah is delighted to perform in ensembles from various musical traditions, with her favorites ranging from Indonesian gamelan, Hawaiian ukulele, and Brazilian samba ensembles to Western Classical wind ensembles and orchestras.