Dr. Sarah Cain is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Valdosta State University. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas, as well as Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees, both in clarinet performance, from Wichita State University. Dr. Cain is a performer, a conductor, and an educator. As a clarinetist, she has appeared with many bands and orchestras across the country including the Oregon Mozart Players, North Texas Wind Symphony, Hutchinson Symphony, Eugene Symphonic Band, American Bel Canto Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, LaGrange Opera, LaGrange Symphony, the Dodge City Symphony, and Peach State Summer Theatre. Dr. Cain has given recital performances in numerous cities and conservatories throughout the Czech Republic, and was a member of the Ancia Cantore chamber ensemble in Macon, Georgia, as well as the Cypress Winds in Valdosta. She can be heard on several recordings, including Voices of Dissent from MSR records, and several recordings featuring The University of North Texas Wind Symphony and the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series.
A native of Dodge City, Kansas, Dr. Cain has additionally lived and worked in Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, and Oregon. In 2004, Dr. Cain was on the staff of the University of Oregon Marching Band. Over the course of her career, she has taught music at Dodge City Community College, Middle Georgia College, Brenau University, Georgia College and State University, and Wesleyan College, as well as in several public schools in Texas including Sherman, Coppell, Denton, and Garland school districts. In summer 2008, Dr. Cain taught woodwinds and directed the Wind Ensemble at the prestigious Georgia Governor's Honors Program for gifted high school students. Dr. Cain also teaches an online Music Appreciation course and a Humanities course for Middle Georgia State College, where she has taught since 2004. In 2009, she was voted "Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member" by the MGSC administration and faculty.