Sakari Dixon (b. 1992) is a native to Southern California. Her enthusiasm for interdisciplinary composition projects in middle school set a precedent for her affinity towards collaborative works such as short films and plays. Her composition for the short film “Scruffing Feathers” tied as a winner of the Tone Poem contest in Christopher Coppola’s PAH FEST: Alma Mater 2013 in which music students from the University of Redlands partnered with film students from the San Francisco Art Institute.
In May 2014, Sakari graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Redlands where she was primarily taught by Kira Blumberg (viola) and Anthony Suter (composition). While completing her degree, she engaged in masterclasses with composers such as Joan Tower and William Bolcom at the Frederick Loewe Symposium in American Music. She also performed some of their works. In July 2014, Sakari participated in the St. Mary’s Summer Composition Intensive in Notre Dame, Indiana, where she took masterclasses and lessons from composers Zae Munn, Michael Schelle, Jay Batzner, and Kristin Kuster. Currently, Sakari lives and works in the Greater Los Angeles area. Her music is published independently under Tuplets Unlimited Music Publishing (ASCAP)