Bio and More
- Violin Instruction – 15 years (ages 2-62)
- Performing – 24 years
- Composing – 20 years
- Writing – 19 years (more info here)
- Cal State Polytechnic University Pomona- Music Education B.A. (2006)
- Claremont Graduate University- Music Composition M.A. (2008)
- Specialized training in Suzuki and Kodaly methods of Music Education
See Quotes and Comments from others, regarding Sarah’s composing and teaching.
Sarah Wallin Huff has been playing the violin since 1989, having studied primarily with violinist/violist Kay Pech, as well as studying Baroque violin technique with Los Angeles Musica Angelica violinist, M. Anne Rardin. She has performed on both Baroque violin and Baroque viola with the Early Music ensemble “Collegium Musicum,” and she has also been a regular performer on four-, five-, and six-string electric violins since 2003; her current electric violin of choice is a custom-made, six-string, Dragon-design, Equester electric violin. She toured from 1999 to 2002, performing as a singer, dancer, and violinist/fiddler across the continental U.S. and eleven European countries. Within her touring groups, Wallin Huff held several authoritative positions, including Assistant Director. She has performed as a regular member of the Orange County Symphony, has performed with other numerous orchestras and ensembles, and regularly performs as a soloist for a variety of events and concerts, as well as participating on electric and acoustic violin and viola on various recording projects.
Some past performance highlights include: performing on camera as the featured violinist for a 2013 art film with James Franco on the set of the Bates Motel, Universal Studios, Hollywood; accompanying Michael Card and Twila Paris in concert; collaborating with classical/hip-hop/rock artist Jake “ONO” Bhattacharya on his latest album; and laying down violin tracks for Thomas Graff’s debut album.
Sarah Wallin Huff has been teaching music and violin technique throughout Southern California since 1998, offering personalized instruction at every level. She currently holds the position of Professor of Composition and Director of the Chamber Strings at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, since the Fall of 2012. Wallin Huff was awarded her Bachelor in Arts in Music Education from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Music Composition from Claremont Graduate University in 2008.
Sarah Wallin Huff has studied composition privately with Dr. Peter Yates (of California Polytechnic University of Pomona), Dr. Mark Carlson (of UCLA), and Dr. Edward David Zeliff (of Claremont Graduate University); she has had her compositions performed in several concerts throughout Southern California, including the prestigious Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, and a number of outside States. She has recently been honored to have PARMA Recordings in New Hampshire choose her work “Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine” to be recorded by the New England String Quartet in Boston and featured on the modern chamber works album, “ALLUSIONS.” PARMA is currently embarking on the next recording project with Wallin Huff: a full album featuring her original compositions exclusively. Her compositions range from solo works to chamber ensembles, to orchestral concert pieces and film and theater works. Her general style draws from such diverse sound-worlds as early and modern Classical (encompassing such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Bernstein, and Glass), new age and electronica, world, and folk.
Find a list of some of her various compositions and arrangements here.
Contact Sarah Wallin Huff via email.