Heifetz PEG Program Manager
Sarah Mendonca, Ph.D.
Dr. Sarah Mendonca is a lifelong musician with a strong dedication to music education, having performed on piano, flute, and voice throughout her life. After earning a Ph.D. in educational leadership, she went on to work as an education policy analyst for the Florida Legislature. She subsequently moved to Oregon, where she served on the boards of the Oregon Children’s Choir and the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, in addition to serving as an accompanist for the Oregon Children’s Choir. Upon relocating to Virginia in early 2020, she quickly made connections within the music community, and she is thrilled to help fulfill the mission of the Heifetz Institute. As the mother of three teenagers who each play multiple instruments, she is familiar with the joys and the challenges of raising young musicians, and she is passionate about supporting our students and their families.