Sarina Partridge is a musician, song-leader and educator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels most alive when learning, creating and sharing songs, and enjoys singing with a wide variety of music projects - Eastern European and Yiddish song, old-time music, community song-leading... and everything in between. She worked for several years as a Waldorf School classroom teacher and before that, in a variety of educational settings. She has a passion for connecting people with their own creativity and with community, and uses singing to help folks develop a sense of wonder for this wild world around us.
As an Artist in Residence at Cedar Creek, Sarina wove together her background in science/science education with her career as a songwriter, performer, and community songleader. She composed, recorded and shared a body of work during her residency year. She accompanied scientists to the field to delve into topics such as biodiversity, ways of tracking ecosystems’ responses to a changing and warming climate, responses to disturbances, cycles of succession – in specific place-based research projects – and used that experience to craft songs that are inspired by this work, drawing out themes and lessons from nature around health, healing and resilience. Her work ties natural processes to inner experiences and truths in a way that is accessible to non-scientists, through simple part-songs and rounds meant to be taught to a group.
Learn more about Sarina's work at sarinapartridge.com and listen to a selection of her songs at sarinapartridge.bandcamp.com. She performs and teaches with several music projects and as a solo artist, and leads a community choir in Minneapolis. She and her ensembles can be hired for public concerts and private events such as weddings, community and school workshops, house concerts, and private lessons. She also licenses her songs if you'd like to teach them in your own classrooms and community groups!