Making Music Come to Life

This season is bringing with it a most amazing opportunity to record some of my more challenging pieces with live musicians. I have always said that I would rather hear my work done by even mediocre live players than by a computer. To be fair, of course I want to present my work accurately, too. 😉 But there’s something raw, visceral, and alivethat human players bring to the mix that a computer just cannot equal. A couple Saturdays ago, I and four of my talented friends got together in a gorgeous, echoey church sanctuary to record the live performance of my “tarot quintet,” The Oracle.

Read the rest at: Making Music Come to Life

Photos and Demos: New Album in the Works!

On Feb. 11, I had the great joy of working with my talented friends, Anne Sherrill (cello), Wan-Chin Chang (piano), Virginia Figueiredo (clarinet), Tina Huynh (flute/piccolo), and James Rael (CBTTF Records) recording my complicated and epic quintet, “The Oracle“! Enjoy some photos from the session below!… Additionally, I have two …

Help Support Our Musicians, & Be Named on the Album!

We’re doing it– We’re gonna record “Of Roses and Lilies” (my beautiful, neo-Romantic work for Soprano soloist, women’s choir, and small orchestra), this April!!! And, I want to pay our small orchestra for their work; please consider pitching in, and choose from awesome rewards! Like, getting your name & PHOTO …

This Friday, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

From Bandcamp Daily:

all day this Friday, February 3rd (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union.

At the linked post from Bandcamp Daily, the folks at Bandcamp have

…compiled a list of albums made by artists from the affected countries (Bandcamp may be incorporated in the United States, but we host artists from every corner of the world)…We hope that, as you listen to these albums, you’ll not only discover some great new artists, but will also gain a further appreciation and understanding for the way music transcends all borders, and remember that, even in the darkest of times, there is more that unites us than divides us.

Don’t forget to check out my Bandcamp page, too. 😉

Please spread the word, and thanks for your support!!!

Stream-of-Consciousness Composition

I recall the final question posed to me in my Graduate Oral Exam: “Where do you see yourself as a composer in the long history of composers before you?” (Or, something to that effect.) Honestly, I hated the question. At that point in my life, I’d been composing music professionally …

Experience the “Leviathan” Multimedia Art-Book: Now Online!

Now Available for Everyone… Experience the mythological tale that under-girds the epic 25-minute Concerto! Enter the Story here…This original picture-book and poem by Sarah Wallin Huff features the three movements and subsections found within her 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, synth, and orchestra, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep,” …

ESOTERICA is Live on the Web!

My newest album, ESOTERICA, is now live on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, & GooglePlay, as well as Bandcamp and my own store!

Get it while it’s hot! 😉

Live Debut of “Christmas Wayfarer” for Concert Band!

Check it out! Here’s the video of the LIVE Premiere of “Christmas Wayfarer” (concert band version), performed by the Golden West Pops! You can also download the original symphonic version on my album ESOTERICA, and find the music here: (for Symphony), (for Concert Band).

“Bohemian Rhapsody” for Sax Choir

Just saw the video from Cal Poly Pomona Music Sax Choir’s performance of my arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, under the direction of Lori Rosenbauer Huff! Soooo amazing! They made it sound soooo great!!! 

I’m pretty sure I’ll be making an arrangement from my arrangement for string quartet and other groups soon… 🤔 Want the Music? Get it here!

Enjoy the video from CPP’s performance here: 

ESOTERICA is Here!

My newest full-length album is finally here!!! Just in time for Christmas– with two brand spankin’ new holiday songs to get you in the mood! 😉 ESOTERICA invites the listener to journey through arcane mists of time and diverse worlds of sound. From one of Wallin Huff’s earliest works, “Pegasus,” …