1924 – Born on the 6th of March in Maryville, Missouri, and grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
1934 – She was giving public performances on the violin at the age of ten.
1938 – Caldwell graduated from Fayetteville High School at the age of 14.
1944 – Graduated from Hendrix College and attended the University of Arkansas as well as the New England Conservatory of Music.
1946 – Won a scholarship as a viola player at Berkshire Music Center.
1947 – She staged Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea.
1952 – Moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and became head of the Boston University opera workshop.
1957 – She started the Opera Company of Boston where she staged a large mix of operas.
1975 – Sarah received a D.F.A. from Bates College.
1976 – Became the first female conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.
Appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
1996 – Received the National Medal of Arts.
She has been inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame.
2006 – Sarah Caldwell died on 23rd of March.