Sarah Mullins

Drummer, Percussionist, and Composer

Sarah Mullins is a Canadian-born drummer, percussionist, and composer based in NYC. She plays rock/pop, musical improv comedy, musical theater, Balinese gamelan, bodhrán, experimental/avant-garde, in collaboration with dancers, chamber ensembles, orchestras, and as a soloist. She has performed at venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Murmrr, Caveat NYC, The PIT, UCB Theater Hell’s Kitchen, Carnegie Hall, Jacob’s Pillow, MoMA, and Symphony Space.

Photo by Dan Reitz

Photo by Dan Reitz

Sarah plays drums for musical improv comedy groups, Vern, Your Love Our Musical, and Baby Wants Candy. As a percussionist, she performs with Periapsis Music & Dance, an organization that creates new works in collaboration between composers and choreographers. She also sings traditional polyphonic and liturgical music from the Republic of Georgia with NYC choir, Supruli. 

She has toured as a drummer with BABY WANTS CANDY’s Shamilton, An Improvised Musical!. In summer 2018, she participated in a Georgian Song Study Tour, traveling throughout Georgia and the Maçahela region of Turkey to learn music from various song masters.

Sarah recorded drums for Episode 72 of Offbook: The Improvised Musical Podcast (available here), marimbas on Michael Eaton's Dialogical (Destiny Records- to be released May 2019), drums with Vern for A Very Improvised Holiday Specialavailable on Audible by Amazon, Nerissa Campbell's After the Magic (Crooked Mouth Music) as a member of Gamelan Dharma Swara, and Anne Lanzilotti's Gray (currently in production), an avant-garde percussion and viola duo originally written for Periapsis Music & Dance. 

She has performed as a percussionist with the Glenn Branca Ensemble, Talujon Percussion, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Sarah studied Balinese gamelan for several years as a member of Gamelan Dharma Swara and Gamelan Yowana Sari. She is a graduate of CUNY Queens College, The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, and McGill University. 

Sarah is a percussion teaching artist with the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, and Midori & Friends.