Sandra Yover Haas String Quartet

Purdue Bands & Orchestras is excited to present the Sandra Yover Haas String Quartet. The Quartet will embody a spirit of outreach for all of Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Students will be auditioned on a yearly basis and be comprised of members enrolled in a curricular ensemble in the Bands & Orchestras department.

Sandra Yover Haas earned a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Purdue University, an MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Master of Divinity with Honors from Westminster Theological Seminary. She has been a Software Quality Engineer, a Software Project Management Director, a Pastor, and a Hospital and Hospice Chaplain. While she has had two very distinct careers, music has always been a part of her life.

Music and singing have brought Sandy joy from the time she was young. She has been a choral singer since fifth grade and participated in school ensembles and various university and community choruses. She has had the honor of performing regularly at Carnegie Hall, as well as other prestigious venues including the Lincoln Center, the Vatican, Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Barbican Centre (with the Philharmonia Orchestra), and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

Sandy has sung with many esteemed choral directors such as Andrew Megill and David Randolph. She has performed on many occasions with Craig Jessop and at festivals and special concerts with Robert Shaw, Joseph Flummerfelt, René Clausen, David Hayes, and Alice Parker. She has also appeared in concert several times with Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath and rock icon Peter Cetera.

Sandy never expected to have all the wonderful experiences she has had as a non-career musician and considers them to be some of the biggest blessings of her life. She is passionate about orchestral music and has attended many performances of premiere American orchestras over the years. Sandy is supporting Purdue Orchestras so that students who are not pursuing careers as performers might have quality opportunities to “keep on playing” during college and be encouraged to do so for the rest of their lives.

2023-2024 Members

Joshua Facello, violin

Olivia Hodge, violin

Loxea Hipsky, viola

Tiana Lin, cello