Sarah Fortsch is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. Born in Rochester, New York, she moved to Michigan at the age of 15. She started singing when she was 2, wrote her first song when she was 4, started playing the guitar at age 6, and publicly performing at age 8. When in the first grade, Fortsch would go door-to-door at each classroom and sing songs like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" to the class with her guitar in hand only about a month of taking lessons. She wrote personalized songs to each of her teachers and came in to school early to perform it to them. When she turned 8, the singer expanded beyond the walls of her school and started playing at coffee shops. Her first ever performance outside of school was at a local Tim Horton's where she sang Elvis covers like "All Shook Up" and "Hound Dog" in return for an on-the-house breakfast for her and her family.


In only 19 years, Sarah has a long list of accolades. She won First Place at the world-famous Apollo Theatre in NYC, scoring a 94/100, the highest of the night with her song “Kingdom”, she advanced to semifinals in the Nashville Rising Song Competition with her song “Love for a Day”, she was a Top 5 Finalist on Detroit’s Got Talent with her song “Take it All”, she was name the celebrity ambassador at Wish Upon a Teen, and much more.


Fortsch is currently studying at Berklee College of Music for Music Production. At the Berklee summer program with over 3,000 other students/musicians, she was selected as the recipient of the Dean’s Award for songwriting.


The singer opened for American Idol Finalist, Sam Woolf, at the "Blessings in a Backpack" benefit concert, where she helped raise money for the cause to mobilize communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. She also performed at multiple different fundraising shows for "KnowResolve”, which is an organization that works to prevent suicide among teens and young adults. She is a proud member of the advisory committee in the union.



Sarah was named Celebrity Ambassador for "Wish Upon a Teen Foundation". She released a single in 2018, "Hymn of Our Hearts" with some of the kids from Wish Upon a Teen where she gave them an opportunity to each write their own verse on what they would want to say to other kids also struggling with life threatening or limiting illnesses, and professionally recorded it with them as well as making and releasing a music video (here) and a behind the scenes video (here) for it. The single is out on all online platforms, all proceeds of the song are donated to the cause.


Her first single, "White Sheets" and first album, 'Pacifier,' were released in 2015, at age 16. Her single won an 'Akademia Music Award'. She dropped her award-winning EP, "UNEVEN" in the summer of 2017, which has accumulated numerous awards including an award for "Best Pop Song" with her song "How Things Stack Up". "Piano Bench" was also nominated for that same category, losing to "How Things Stack Up".


On April 5th 2019, Fortsch will drop her highly anticipated, already award-winning new single, “Plastic Sofa Covers” on all platforms.

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