#NewTuneThursday: Cradle Song (of Mary’s Beloved)

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! Today’s tune kicks off the Christmasy-slash-Holidays edition of these four Thursdays in December. Sadly I have yet to hear this lovely little song for SATB and solo instrument performed with real musicians; I can only give you a tase of its beauty with the midi demo below… …

#NewTuneThursday: Gypsy Wanderer

Welcome to #NewTuneThursday! Today’s tune holds a special place in my heart. 🙂 “Gypsy Wanderer” is an original, 4-movement sonata for solo violin and piano. [C]ompleted in April of 2013, the originating sketches for this four-movement work existed as early as 2008, and were a part of Wallin Huff’s first …

#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 …

Notes from My Women-Composers Lecture

In case you had to miss my recent, overview-style talk about women-composers throughout history, I thought you might enjoy being able to browse my notes and listen to my playlist for it. Hope it’s engaging, educational, and empowering!

New Debuts and Videos!

This past Sunday I had the immense pleasure of being a part of two new compositional debuts, as well as generally playing great music with wonderful people and reuniting with old friends. 🙂 First up, here’s the World Premiere of my work, “Madrigal, for Orchestra” by the Santa Clarita Philharmonic! …

Understanding Early Music

On three upcoming Mondays – October 19, 26, and November 2 – at 2pm to 3pm, I’ll be speaking at Hillcrest on the topic of music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods! Join me for this fun, informative, and free 3-week series! Find more info at this Event’s Page.

Understanding 20th Century Music: Lecture Series

I’m SO thrilled to have been invited back at Hillcrest in La Verne to lecture about one of my most favorite periods of music — the 20th Century! The first Friday (July 17th) will cover the music and compositional tendencies — including societal pressures and attitudes — from the very …

Music TBT: “Butterfly Lullaby”

Welcome to my first ever Music TBT, where I randomly choose a work from my repertoire and reminisce about its beginnings! Today’s TBT Selection is… Butterfly Lullaby (Purchase the sheet music and official recording)   ESOTERICA by Sarah Wallin Huff The story behind “Butterfly Lullaby” is an interesting one! While I completed it in its …

Enjoy “A Baroque Christmas” – Performances This Week & Next

This program is utterly BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m so enjoying playing full-on Baroque style violin with these fabulous musicians and choir! Mark your calendars! Saturday Dec 13, 7:30pm Sunday Dec 14, 3:30pm Both shows at Claremont United Church of Christ FYI, we are also having a FREE showing of this program tomorrow …