Dr. Sarah Stoneback is an innovative and exuberant performer, with over twenty years professional performance experience. This coming 2019 year, 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. Highlight performances include Bach's Brandenburg no. 2 with Baroque Music Montana. See Schedule page for more details of upcoming performances!
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. Just recently, Sarah performed Brandenburg's Concerto No. 2 with Baroque Music Montana
In the Summer 2019, Sarah was a featured performer with World Renowned Trumpeter, Jens Lindemann in two performances. 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 enter into the fifth 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’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.
Sarah performs with Jens Lindemann for the Bozeman Symphony Silent Auction - June 2019
Dr. Stoneback presents at IWBC in May 2019. While there she got to reconnect with music legends that have played and continue to play a pivotal part in her musical career. Pictured here are Marie Speziale and Susan Slaughter.
Excited to be back at her Alma Mater, Sarah enjoyed visiting with David Hickman and touring the Méndez Library. David Hickman, her Undergraduate Trumpet Teacher introduced the trio to the music of Méndez and haven't looked back. The sisters received performance rights to the trio library and continue to solo with bands and orchestras all over the world.
While at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference, held in Miami, Florida, Sarah got to reconnect with the world famous trumpeter, Doc Severinsen. She first met and worked with Doc when Stoneback Sisters (Mary and Kristin) soloed with Méndez trios in a Tribute Concert to the life and legacy of Hollywood Trumpeter, Rafael Méndez.
Sarah performs with world renown trumpeter Jens Lindemann and award winning pianist, Kristian Alexandrov
Photo Credit: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez