Dr. Sarah Stoneback is an innovative and exuberant performer, with over twenty years professional performance experience. She is enthusiastic to maintain an active performance career as trumpet soloist, member of Bobcat Brass Trio and Principal Trumpet with the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Stoneback is an active trumpet soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer who has frequented stages throughout the United States, Europe and China. She has been featured with groups and performers including; the National Brass Quintet, Jens Lindemann, the InterHarmony International Chamber Music Festival (Acqui Terme, Italy), Eurobrass, the Denver Municipal Band, the Montana State University Band and numerous high school bands throughout the Midwest. Sarah performed Brandenburg's Concerto No. 2 with Baroque Music Montana. Sarah is a featured trumpet soloist and chamber musician in two upcoming 11th & Grant PBS shows in the 2022 season. Stay tuned for specific airing dates!
Sarah was a featured performer with World Renowned Trumpeter, Jens Lindemann in two performances with the Bozeman Symphony. She was also a featured presenter at both the International Women's Brass Conference and International Trumpet Guild Conference. Additionally, she joined Eurobrass, a 12-member German based Brass Ensemble in their 2019 Summer tour throughout Germany. Visit the schedule page for tour schedule.
Dr. Stoneback is excited to be in her 7th year of teaching Trumpet at the Montana State University School of Music where she teaches applied trumpet, brass techniques and coaches brass quintets. She holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Bozeman Symphony. Dr. Stoneback is one of the founding members of The Bobcat Brass Trio, comprised of the trumpet, horn and trombone professors in the Montana State University School of Music at Montana State University School of Music.
Sarah is an active Conn-Selmer Bach clinician and artist and is passionate about connecting and supporting others in their musical endeavors. She has been featured clinician and educator at the 2019 NAFME-NW, International Women's Brass Conference and the International Trumpet Guild Conference, among many more. Sarah recently was elected to be a Board of Directors Member of the International Trumpet Guild and is looking forward to serving the trumpet community in this capacity.
Sarah’s dedication and love for music can be traced to her early experiences, performing and traveling with Stoneback Sisters and Brass. Comprised of a triplet trumpet trio, trumpet quartet & brass quintet, this ensemble has presented over 2,000 educational seminars and residency programs. They frequently solo with bands and orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, including; the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, The John Philip Sousa Band, the South Dakota Symphony, the Texas Christian University and the United States Air Force Band of the West. In Spring 2018, Sarah and her triplet sisters presented an evening of classic trumpet trios with the MSU Wind Symphony, as part of the 125th Birthday Celebration of MSU.
Dr. Stoneback holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Pedagogy and Masters of Music from CU Boulder, under Professor Terry Sawchuk. Dr. Stoneback has a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Regent’s Professor David Hickman. She is a 2000 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied with Dr. Stanley Friedman.