Sarah W. Satterfield, PhD

Title: Senior Professor, Music and Humanities
Company: College of Central Florida
Location: Ocala, Florida, United States

Sarah W. Satterfield, PhD, Senior Professor of Music and Humanities at the College of Central Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

Once ranked among the top 12 college or university professors in the United States, Dr. Satterfield has excelled as a senior professor of music and humanities at the College of Central Florida since 2002. She previously served as an instructor at the same institution from 2000 to 2002. Earlier in her career, she was a personnel manager for the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra in 2001, a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Florida from 1996 until 2000, a personnel manager with the San Diego State University Symphony Orchestra in 1996, and an administrative assistant for the Arioso Wind Quintet between 1994 and 1996. She also served as an adjunct professor at Lake City Community College in 2000 and Flagler College from 1998 to 2001.

The recipient of numerous academic honors during her time as a student, Ms. Satterfield earned a doctorate in music history and literature from the University of Florida in 2000 and a master’s degree in flute performance from San Diego State University in 1996. She additionally obtained a bachelor’s in instrumental music education from Furman University in 1994.

An accomplished author, Ms. Satterfield has written multiple books, including “Introduction to the Humanities: An Outline Guide” in 2017 and “Music Appreciation: An Outline Guide” in 2016. A talented musical artist as well, she has performed at the International Festival Of Women Composers, the National Flute Association Annual Convention, the Florida Flute Association Annual Convention, the Southern California Flute Festival Competition and the San Diego State University Honors Convocation.

Leading the College of Florida’s successful effort to secure two endowed chair grants to explore different usages of music is Dr. Satterfield’s most notable achievement. Notably, she was recently awarded a grant to explore the vaious methods that music was used to help alleviate social isolation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has stayed abreast of important developments in her field through memberships in numerous organizations, including the International Society of Female Professionals, the Florida Flute Association, the National Flute Association, the Society of Early Americanists, the College Music Society and the American Musicological Society.

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