The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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Sarah Elizabeth Charles

Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a vocalist/composer based in New York City whose work is rooted in the power of art to articulate change. She has led her own band, SCOPE, for ten years; recorded three critically acclaimed studio albums under her own name, and has collaborated and recorded with a wide range of prestigious artists. Charles is also an active educator. She currently works as a teaching artist with Carnegie Hall and co-teaches a course (co-designed with Caroline Davis) called Jazz and Gender at The New School. In 2019, she was one of five recipients of the Yale School of Music's Distinguished Teaching Artist Award. In 2020, she became a selected member of the Joe’s Pub Working Group, a recipient of the NYC Women’s Fund Grant for her band’s soon to be released fourth album, Blank Canvas and a recipient of Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works Grant.