Episode 17: Secure to Explore

AMDG. Homecoming season continues with alumna and classical violinist Sarah Thomas. On this episode, she visits with Bonnie and Hope about her experience of timelessness in homeschooling, her state’s requirement for homeschooled students of yearly evaluations with a state-certified teacher, and the skill of developing friendships with people of all ages. Sarah discusses how the security she felt being homeschooled was a foundation for her collegiate and post-collegiate travels, such as studying abroad in Austria and walking the Chartres pilgrimage in France. She also describes how her Kolbe education informed her experience working in underprivileged public schools. We wrap it up with some thoughts on the sacramental nature of music and the importance of “feeding your soul” time. 

Sarah’s website 

Bowdoin International Music Festival Q&A with Sarah 

Sarah’s master’s degree recital performance of Brahms Sonata No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 78 

Sarah’s bachelor’s degree recital performance of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 

Sarah references Josef Pieper’s book Leisure, the Basis of Culture

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