State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Check Out Penn State Student and Singer/Songwriter: Sarah Szostak!

I met up with Penn State student and singer/songwriter, Sarah Szostak, and got a lot of information about her music as well as a short Q&A with her! Check her out!

Sarah Szostak, from West Windsor, NJ is a senior at Penn State majoring in Ad/Public Relations and Strategic Communications while trying to also pursue a career as a singer/songwriter. It all started when her dad saw Marc Muller, Shania Twain’s former guitarist, play. He then got in contact with Mueller, and Muller brought her in to the studio. That is also when she had finished up her songs to be recorded. She is very talented and here is a short Q&A I had with her:

Q: What type of music do you like to sing?

A: A combination of country, mellow acoustics, and covers.

Q: What made you start singing/songwriting?

A: My dad taught me the guitar when I was 12 years old and I’ve been singing in the choir until the end of high school.

Q: What are your favorite songs that you wrote and covered?

A: My favorite songs that I have written are “Black and White” and “Shadow In The Rain.” My favorite cover is “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.

She occasionally plays at the Upper Room in Downtown, State College and at open mic night at the Phyrst on Mondays with her friend, Joanna Zeigler, who is also a senior at Penn State majoring in Nutritional Science.

Coming up soon, she will be recording for a local children’s album right outside State College, PA and is in the running for the Grammy’s in the children’s album category! She will be filming a music video for it very soon and it will be up once it comes out! Griffin Boustany, a senior at Penn State majoring in Management Information Systems will be the one filming it.

Be on the look out for her music video and a status on the Grammy’s! Meanwhile check out her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and YouTube channel where you can listen to her covers and originals!

Also, check out her feature in the newspaper back at her home in the West Windsor and Plainsboro News: