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Mrs. Sarah Yox, Music
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Mrs. Yox teaches the Pre-K through 3rd grade music classes at Notre Dame and co-directs the Children’s Choir with Sister Lisa. She and her husband have two children: a daughter going into second grade, who attends Notre Dame, and a son in preschool. They are parishioners of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church. Mrs. Yox graduated from Messiah University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and, in more recent years, enjoyed studying through some theology classes at DeSales University.
While she continues to work as an RN, Mrs. Yox has always loved keeping music in the forefront of her days. Mrs. Yox grew up as the eldest of six children, all of whom started in music from young ages by taking private lessons for both piano and a stringed instrument (the cello for Mrs. Yox). Their talented piano teacher was a loving, but no-nonsense Peabody Conservatory educator and her cello teacher not only co-directed their school orchestra but was the principal cellist of the York Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout school years, Mrs. Yox participated in everything from orchestras and ensembles to jazz band and musical theater to singing with and accompanying for choirs, select ensembles and soloists. Outside of school, she was afforded many opportunities for growth within the community, some of which included participating in the York Junior and Youth Symphonies, PMEA District/Regional/State Orchestra competitions, York County Honors Choir, Anne Lane Vosough’s yearly Baltimore String Orchestra Camp and Collette Wichert’s yearly Chamber Music Invitational Workshops.
Professionally, Mrs. Yox played as a cellist in the York Symphony Orchestra, enjoyed countless opportunities playing with her string quartet and provided private lessons to elementary-age kids. Now married with children and working as a nurse, Mrs. Yox is happy to have the chance to continue to share the gift of music with the church and school. She also is taking on the fun, new challenge of learning the organ!
One thing her parents always instilled in their children was that every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17) and giving those gifts back in service to others allows the love and glory of God to become a tangible reality to those around us. Sharing the gift of music with not only those in the church, but in places such as nursing homes, kids camps, conferences, retreats, etc. has been a priority for her family over the years. Mrs. Yox hopes to pass along the love of music in this way to her children and here at the school.