- Instrument First Violins
Sara Goplin (she/her/hers) began playing violin at the age of three. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Formal Mathematic Modeling, she played with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Conservatory Symphonies, and has recorded with bluegrass, gospel, and rock bands in Boston, Minneapolis, and Iowa. When not playing or teaching the violin, she prefers to be in a lakeside cabin in the woods with family and friends.
Sara joined the Des Moines Symphony as a sub in 2010, as a contracted player in 2011, and has been a member of the First Violin section since 2014.