Born in Upper Austria in 1990, Sarah Haslinger began playing the piano at an early age, soon to be followed by oboe and - as a brief intermezzo - flute lessons. She completed her studies in music education with a focus on singing at the Mozarteum University and German studies at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg in 2015 with distinction and a diploma thesis on the reception of Paracelsus in music. Since October 2016 she has been a university assistant for Salzburg music history at the Department of Musicology and at the same time a member of the "Arbeitsschwerpunkt Salzburger Musikgeschichte" as which she collaborates on several publications on this topic - such as a book project on the history of the Mozarteum - as well as coordinating regular guided tours on music-related topics in Salzburg.
Sarah Haslinger's research focus on Salzburg music history in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as institutional history and biographical research is also the subject of her dissertation written at the Mozarteum University, which is dedicated to Bernhard Paumgartner and the Salzburg Festival.
After successfully completing the course for university didactics at Paris Lodron University Salzburg, she is currently satisfying her urge for regular further education with the Certificate for University Teachers "Education for Sustainable Development" of the Alliance for Sustainable Universities in Austria, which will be acquired towards the end of 2023.