Unfolding is the musical powerhouse duo of Sarah Jebian and Laura Weiss. The group’s signature sound is a blending of exciting harmonies and innovative arrangements. Pairing expertly crafted musical skills and collaborative partnerships with artists of almost every genre, Unfolding’s inventive vocals and arrangements awaken imagination and simultaneously soothe the weary soul.
Sarah Jebian is an award-winning singer & actress who has been seen by audiences from New York to Alaska and everywhere in between. Sarah's New York credits include: The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Night on the Town (Don't Tell Mama), Avalon (world premiere), Mother Wove the Morning (NY premiere) and her own cabaret acts: Goin' Back (The Duplex) and Taking Flight (Planet Connections Theater Festivity). National tours include Anne of Green Gables, Salem Justice, Charlotte's Web and Sleeping Beauty. Regional theater credits include Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), On the Town (Claire), Phantom! (Belladova, Carlotta u/s), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator) and Annie (Grace Farrell).
Awards: Best Dramatic Actress (1993 National Showcase Awards, San Francisco); 1st place (2002 San Francisco National Association of Teachers of Singing Annual Festival Competition, San Francisco) Nominations: Best Supporting Actress for her role in the world premiere of “Avalon" (2006 New York Spotlight On! Awards, New York City); Best Solo Show & Best Solo Performance for Taking Flight, 2015 Planet Connections Theater Festivity). Sarah is the Director of Music at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville and is a proud member of the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries (AUUMM), where she serves on the Conference Planning Committee and as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. In addition to her performing career, Sarah is a recording artist, theater director, producer, choreographer, and voice teacher. Her debut album, Love Songs & Lullabies was released in April of 2012. Sarah is a soloist at many DC Metro area churches and is the lead singer of Keltish (Irish band).
Laura Weiss is a versatile and intuitive solo artist, pianist, organist, choir director, educator, and composer; focusing her work on human rights, justice, and peace through interfaith artistic expression. She cofounded ARTspeaks, a social justice arts non profit outside of Washington D.C. and is currently serving as a grants panelist for large organizations for the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2015 she toured the northeast performing her interfaith album, From Within, recorded with Jewish cantorial soloist Jodi Blankstein and guitarist Adam Dehner. She is the Director of Music and Arts and Worship Coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax and the Band Director for the 2019 UU General Assembly in Spokane, Washington. She has served as Music Minister for South Church, UCC in Andover, MA, was the Interim Director of Music & the Organist at St. Albans on the campus of the Washington D.C. National Cathedral, served as Director of Music for St. Cyprian’s Episcopal in Boston, MA, and she holds a Masters Degree in Education from the Center for Creative Teaching and a Bachelors in Music. She is a former K-12 faculty member of the Andover Public Schools and Lynn Public Schools where she served as instructor for The Boston Music Center, The Kittredge School of North Andover, Musical Theater Director for the SMARTS Collaborative on the South Shore and piano instructor for Bennington College. She has worked for the world renowned Young People’s Chorus of NYC under Francisco Núñez (2018 Educator of the Year) and maintains current certifications in Orff and Kodaly. She is the owner and operator of Laura Weiss Pianos Studios.