Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Associate Director of Bands
Coordinator of Music Education

Associate 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

Courses Taught

  • Symphonic Winds
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Concert Bands
  • Introduction to K-12 Music Education
  • Elementary Conducting
  • Leadership in Contemporary Music Education

Research Interests

  • Utilizing the National Core Music Standards in Large Ensembles
  • Wind Band Literature as it Relates to Curriculum
  • Educational Psychology as it Relates to Music Instruction
  • Performance Clinician
  • Guest Conductor


  • 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 Assistant Chairmen, Associate Director of Bands, and Coordinator of Music Education at Arkansas State University. She directs the Symphonic Winds, teaches undergraduate and graduate 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, an 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 multiple 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,” Michael Torke’s album ”Concerto for Orchestra,”  and the Klavier recording “Of Shadow and Light.” She was recently named a Music Education Consultant for the NAMM sponsored Music Achievement Council. Her service to the profession includes time as the Collegiate Chair for the Arkansas Music Educators Association and President of the Arkansas Chapter of CBDNA.  She currently is a member of CBDNA’s Music Education Committee.

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 junior high and assistant high school band director for Valley View 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