Sarah Ritch

Adjunct Lecturer



Masters of Science - Computer Science, Roosevelt University


With a diverse musical background including classical training in cello and piano, and having played guitar and bass in several punk and metal bands, Sarah Ritch brings a unique perspective to the scientific realms of sound and computer science. Ms. Ritch's academic work includes study in Music and Computer Science at Roosevelt University, and in Studio Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sound department. She has studied cello performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with Moonlight Tran and Dr. Andrew Smith, and with Barbara Haffner at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. 
Sarah Ritch’s work ranges from improvisational noise to tonal notated music to musical studies on algorithmic expression. She has been the composer-in-residence for Chicago classical ensembles the Millennium Chamber Players and the Anaphora Ensemble, while regularly performing solo and with her free improv band Sound Collision Alliance. Ms. Ritch is an advocate for education in the arts and technology, having taught Music Theory, Composition, and Cello at the Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, and currently serving as Director of Technology for the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, and as guest lecturer for the School of Theatre and Music at UIC. 

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Courses Taught

MUS 116 - The Science and History of Sound in the Arts