Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Sarah Labovitz

Associate Director of Bands
Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education

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
  • 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
  • Arkansas Music Educators Association
  • Tau Beta Sigma


Sarah Labovitz is currently the Associate Director of Bands & Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. She directs the Symphonic Winds, teaches undergraduate and graduate instrumental music education and conducting, and supervises student interns. Prior to her appointment at A-State, Dr. Labovitz served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Washburn University. She earned a BME from Bowling Green State University, a MME from Indiana University, and a DMA in Wind Conducting from the University of Kansas where she studied with Dr. Paul Popiel.

Dr. Labovitz is an active guest conductor and clinician, as well as a contributing author to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. She has recently given presentations at the National Association for Music Education’s National In-Service Conference, the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, and the College Band Director National Association’s (CBDNA) National Conference and has served as a production assistant on the NAXOS recordings “Landscapes” and “In the Shadow of No Towers.” She currently serves as the Collegiate Chair for the Arkansas Music Educators Association and the President of the Arkansas Chapter of CBDNA. 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. She currently resides in Jonesboro with her husband, Dr. Charles Page, the band director for Buffalo Island Central School District and her two rescue labs, Rosie and Sadie.

Sarah Labovitz

Contact Information

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


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 136