Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Sarah Labovitz

Associate Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands

Assistant Professor of Music


  • D.M.A. University of Kansas
  • M.M.E. Indiana University
  • B.M.E. Bowling Green State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Wind Band Performance
  • Instrumental Music Education
  • Athletic Band Performance
  • Conducting

Research Interests

  • Conducting Pedagogy
  • Wind Band Literature as Curriculum
  • Performance Clinician
  • Guest Conducting


  • National Association for Music Education
  • College Band Directors National Association
  • National Band Association
  • College Music Society
  • Sigma Alpha Iota


Sarah Labovitz is currently the Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. She directs the Symphonic Band and the ASU athletic bands, teaches instrumental music education and conducting, and supervises student teachers. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Dr. Labovitz served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Washburn University.

Dr. Labovitz is an active guest conductor and clinician, as well as a contributing author to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. Her public school experience includes serving as Director of Bands at Athens High School in Athens, OH and Director of Instrumental Music at Admiral King High School in Lorain, OH.

Sarah Labovitz

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2799
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 136