Sarah Latto studied music at Cambridge University, where she held a choral scholarship with Sidney Sussex College, completing her BA Hons in 2010. She studied conducting with Stephen Layton, and performed in masterclasses with Stephen Cleobury, Andrew Nethsingha and Timothy Brown. After graduating, Sarah continued her conducting studies in Brighton, where she worked closely with Brighton Early Music Festival as a vocal coach and director. In 2014, she was awarded the Association of British Choral Directors bursary scheme for young conductors, and in 2015 received a Conducting Fellowship to the Norfolk Chamber Music Course at Yale University.
Sarah was appointed Conducting Scholar with Genesis Sixteen from 2015-16, a young artists scheme run by The Sixteen designed to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. She received mentoring and tuition from Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan during the year long programme. In 2017, a number of the singers from the scheme set up professional group Echo, who have since performed at the Ryedale and Chiltern Arts Festivals, and have collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Alongside conducting, Sarah is a keen accompanist and orchestrator, and runs a composer collective called The Coveryard.