Sarah Fortschis 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.