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Photo Credit: Tim Yao
Photo Credit: Tim Yao
Violinist/Violist and Composer Sarah Wallin Huff has been playing the violin since 1990. She has also performed on Baroque violin and viola with the ensemble “Collegium Musicum,” and has been a regular performer on six-string electric violin since 2003. She toured from 1999 to 2002 as a musician across the continental U.S. and eleven European countries, as well as holding the position of Assistant Director during her final tour. She has performed as a regular member of the Orange County Symphony, performed as Concertmaster of the Southern California Philharmonic, is currently the concertmaster for the Santa Clarita Philharmonic, and performs with other numerous orchestras and diverse ensembles. She 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.

Two past performance highlights include: 1) Creating a solo violin arrangement of Hermann’s Shower Scene Music from “Psycho” and performing it on camera as the featured violinist for the 2013 art film “Psycho Nacirema,” created by and starring James Franco, on the set of the Bates Motel, Universal Studios, Hollywood; and 2) Composing original string trio parts to accompany two songs by DJ Deorro for his performances at Coachella in April 2015, personally recording all three parts in studio for use in the performance, hiring the stage musician-performers needed for the two Coachella events, and choreographing the stage performers’ work for the shows.

Having received her MA in Music Composition at Claremont Graduate University in 2008, from 2012-2016 Wallin Huff was the Professor of Composition and Advanced Theory (as well as conducting the Chamber Ensemble for three years) at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita. Sarah’s compositions have been performed throughout the States and abroad, including the Zipper Hall in Los Angeles and the Exeter Phoenix Auditorium in Devon, England. 

Her work is featured on Navona Records’ “SOUL OF THE MACHINE,” a full album of her original music that explores the relationships between mechanical structures, organic beauty, and identity. The recording of her violin trio, “Counterpoint Invariable,” found on this album, appeared on the First Round Ballot for the 2015 Grammys for the category of Best Small Ensemble Performance. In addition to her previous collaborations for film and theater, Sarah composed and recorded a fifty-minute-long album of “Musical Response” works, in collaboration with author Jorge Armenteros for the release of his novel, THE BOOK OF I, in November 2014. 

Her compositions range from solo works to chamber ensembles, to orchestral concert pieces. While her sonic output crosses a variety of moods and styles, a common thread linking them all is what she calls “stream-of-consciousness composition,” in which every piece is built upon an enigmatic, underlying framework, from which the work fluidly evolves.

Contact Sarah Wallin Huff via email.

Experience

  • Violin/Theory/Composition Instruction (students aged from 2-62) –  since 1998
  • Performing – since 1990
  • Composing – since 1993
  • Writing – since 1994

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Get Yourself Some Swag
Get Yourself Some Swag
The official Leviathan Release merch is now available for purchase!! ♬♪♫ ヾ(*・。・)ノ ♬♪♫ Save 15% off all merch (as well as well getting all my...
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Leviathan Merch: Exclusive Artwork
Leviathan Merch: Exclusive Artwork
Check out this gorgeous artwork that's been created to celebrate the upcoming release of the official recording of "Leviathan of the Ancient Deep"!!! Don't forget --...
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Three New Releases: Recordings, Music, and Books
Three New Releases: Recordings, Music, and Books
It's always so exciting to see projects get finished, ready to share with you! So, check out these three newest releases, available now for your...
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Leviathan Faces New Horizons!
Leviathan Faces New Horizons!
TLDR: The ultimate recording of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep” is under way! It will soon be available exclusively for my Backstage Members, along with some unique...
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Fever Pitch, for Unaccompanied Viola
Fever Pitch, for Unaccompanied Viola
I cannot tell you how many violists have come up to me over the years, asking me for a feature solo for viola. Well, the...
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Presenting… “Music for The Book of I (The Existential Edition)”!
Presenting… “Music for The Book of I (The Existential Edition)”!
At long last, the 2014 soundtrack to the novel by Jorge Armenteros, "The Book of I," is available in all its re-mastered and re-recorded glory!...
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Recent Posts

#NewTuneThursday: Face in the Moonlight
#NewTuneThursday: Face in the Moonlight
Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! This little song for mezzo-soprano, string quartet, and piano was written back in 2002. I recall originally composing its melody and words...
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Get Yourself Some Swag
Get Yourself Some Swag
The official Leviathan Release merch is now available for purchase!! ♬♪♫ ヾ(*・。・)ノ ♬♪♫ Save 15% off all merch (as well as well getting all my...
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#NewTuneThursday: Falada
#NewTuneThursday: Falada
Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! This week's tune is a bit of a "blast from the past." Back in 1998, one of the earliest "commissions" I did...
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Leviathan Merch: Exclusive Artwork
Leviathan Merch: Exclusive Artwork
Check out this gorgeous artwork that's been created to celebrate the upcoming release of the official recording of "Leviathan of the Ancient Deep"!!! Don't forget --...
Read More
#NewTuneThursday: Fair Katrinelje
#NewTuneThursday: Fair Katrinelje
Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! I have a definite fondness for this week's tune. "Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie" was originally composed in 2008, during my years of...
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Leviathan Recording Progress: Complete Cadenza
Leviathan Recording Progress: Complete Cadenza
Check out the recorded version of the Cadenza from movement 3, "The Hunt"! It's such a neat way to hear the huge range of the...
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#NewTuneThursday: Forgotten Melody
#NewTuneThursday: Forgotten Melody
Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! How apropos is it that our first new tune to show up this Thursday is "Forgotten Melody"? :lol: "Forgotten Melody" is very...
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Updates to Sheet Music Store
Updates to Sheet Music Store
Just as an FYI -- my sheet music store now includes photos of the music found inside each download. Hopefully, prospective purchasers will be able...
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Teaching:

  • Private lessons, lectures, rehearsal clinics/sectionals, group and master classes, etc. Ages as young as 2 years old to 92. All levels of experience, from brand-new beginner to advanced. I can teach via any of these scenarios in the following educational subjects:
    • Violin technique: repertoire, performance, historically informed interpretation and practice, etc. If the student is well-established in basic technique, I am also happy to teach genre-specific technique (e.g., country, Celtic, jazz, rock, improvisation, early music practice, etc…)
    • Music Theory: common practice era, modal and tonal counterpoint, 20th century analysis (including Pitch Class Set Theory), arranging, orchestration/instrumentation, music history, etc.
    • Composition: studying and honing the art of writing music and finding “your voice.” From introductory levels to advanced.

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#NewTuneThursday: Face in the Moonlight

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! This little song for mezzo-soprano, string quartet, and piano was written back in 2002. I recall originally composing its melody and words by hand while on one of my music tours (“Pittsburgh Melody” was another such song, written while we were, quite literally, driving through Pittsburgh…). In …

Get Yourself Some Swag

The official Leviathan Release merch is now available for purchase!! ♬♪♫ ヾ(*・。・)ノ ♬♪♫ Save 15% off all merch (as well as well getting all my recordings before anyone else does) by becoming a Backstage supporter — for just the cost of one CD a year! 😉 And don’t forget to …

#NewTuneThursday: Falada

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! This week’s tune is a bit of a “blast from the past.” Back in 1998, one of the earliest “commissions” I did was a short string trio (violin, viola, and cello) for a colleague’s students. Back in those days, I composed everything I did by hand, with …

Leviathan Merch: Exclusive Artwork

Check out this gorgeous artwork that’s been created to celebrate the upcoming release of the official recording of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”!!! Don’t forget — sign up to be a Backstage Member today so you can get this recording when it’s out! For the cost of *only one CD* you …

#NewTuneThursday: Fair Katrinelje

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! I have a definite fondness for this week’s tune. “Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie” was originally composed in 2008, during my years of graduate study. It was part of a general, semester project, with the requirement that we each compose an original work for soprano, flute, cello, and …

Leviathan Recording Progress: Complete Cadenza

Check out the recorded version of the Cadenza from movement 3, “The Hunt”! It’s such a neat way to hear the huge range of the 6-string electric violin without anything covering it… This cadenza incorporates elements from the solo found in all three movements– I really dig that it appears …

#NewTuneThursday: Forgotten Melody

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! How apropos is it that our first new tune to show up this Thursday is “Forgotten Melody“? 😆 “Forgotten Melody” is very memorable with a sweet movement that progresses throughout the piece. (source) This unassuming, little 3-minute work for solo violin and piano was originally composed in 2006 …

Updates to Sheet Music Store

Just as an FYI — my sheet music store now includes photos of the music found inside each download. Hopefully, prospective purchasers will be able to get a better glimpse at the music ahead of time now, to help make their decisions. 🙂

Three New Releases: Recordings, Music, and Books

It’s always so exciting to see projects get finished, ready to share with you! So, check out these three newest releases, available now for your enjoyment! MYRIAADICT: The Soundtrack Collection Consisting of all my fun soundtrack commissions from this past summer, plus two rocking, original Celtic tunes — one from …

Leviathan Faces New Horizons!

TLDR: The ultimate recording of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep” is under way! It will soon be available exclusively for my Backstage Members, along with some unique swag to celebrate this long awaited release! I admit it — I’m obsessed with making sure my “Leviathan baby” gets to see the light of …