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Sadie Brightman is the award-winning founder and Executive Director of Middlebury Community Music Center, a non-profit music school, as well as an applied music faculty member at Middlebury College. Her work as a musician, community arts organizer, and educator include Sadie’s interest in performance psychology, creativity, empowerment, identity, and gender. These topics inform her writing, teaching, program development, and community-building work. 

As a classical pianist, Sadie performs as a soloist and collaborator throughout New England and abroad, and as a keyboard player and vocalist with artists and groups of many genres, including folk, and rock. A deep believer in the power of music to move, Sadie contributed piano score work to the Oscar-nominated film, The Lost Daughter. 

Sadie has a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a BA in Music from Wesleyan University. With over two decades of piano-teaching experience, Sadie currently works closely with the Golandsky Institute, studying and teaching the work of Dorothy Taubman, a pianist and teacher instrumental in incorporating the physiological basis for movements that optimize technique and artistry at the piano. Through all of her endeavors, Sadie is passionate about promoting health, joy, and well-being in the arts.