Sarah Wallin-Huff

Sarah Wallin-Huff

Welcome!

Audio Portfolio
A Sonic Catalogue of Sarah's Eclectic Sounds. In the following folders you'll discover the breadth of Sarah's sounds -- from large ensembles of sweeping music, to vocal works, to intimate chamber pieces, to works more...
Get Involved
BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF MUSIC CREATION Presenting new ways to support our local musicians and modern music creation! If you like what you hear, consider being a valued part of our music community! For...
Sign Up for 3 Free Tracks!
Instantly get 3 Free Tracks and matching Album Art for Opting-In! You'll get news once a month. We won't share, sell, or be jerks with your email address.

Bio and More

BIO

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

Education

Honors

Professional Affiliations

Repertoire

Latest Releases

Newest Sheet Music and Recordings
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...
Read More
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!...
Read More
Two New Film Soundtracks Available!
Two New Film Soundtracks Available!
I am so honored to have been invited to write and produce the scores to a couple of exciting independent film projects, and I've decided...
Read More
New Album “Paroketh’s Veil” Now Available!
New Album “Paroketh’s Veil” Now Available!
From CBTTF Records, featuring the original works of Sarah Wallin Huff, we introduce... Paroketh's Veil Right now, the album is only available in DVD and...
Read More
New Meditation Track
New Meditation Track
I recently finished a 15-minute long meditation track for someone in the community, and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this track — all thanks...
Read More
“simplicity” is now available!
“simplicity” is now available!
Due to a large and involved soundtrack project I recently took on (featuring my music that will appear in the background of an upcoming bingo...
Read More

Recent Posts

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...
Read More
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!...
Read More
Two New Film Soundtracks Available!
Two New Film Soundtracks Available!
I am so honored to have been invited to write and produce the scores to a couple of exciting independent film projects, and I've decided...
Read More
“Shady Oaks Takedown” – The Trailer
“Shady Oaks Takedown” – The Trailer
UPDATE: We were selected by the audience to go on to the second round of screenings for the Audience Award!!!! Check out the details here!...
Read More
New Album “Paroketh’s Veil” Now Available!
New Album “Paroketh’s Veil” Now Available!
From CBTTF Records, featuring the original works of Sarah Wallin Huff, we introduce... Paroketh's Veil Right now, the album is only available in DVD and...
Read More
Paroketh’s Veil
Paroketh’s Veil
I'm super excited to have finally organized my thoughts regarding the unifying elements of my upcoming album into an effective album description. “The word Paroketh...
Read More
Epic Internet Win with “Sandpaper Ballet” Performance
So I'm in the process of updating my Arrangements page on Novel Soundtrax, when I came across this epic performance of Leroy Anderson's "Sandpaper Ballet,"...
Read More
New Retro Game Soundtrack Music — Novel Soundtrax
I had so much fun putting together some music for a retro video game project — I love being able to bring the “bleeps and...
Read More

My Services

I am equipped and experienced in providing numerous services to meet your unique needs.

For all my Performance, Recording, and Composing Offerings, please visit Novel Soundtrax…

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

For further information, download my E-Press Kit, or contact me with any questions you might have!

 

Upcoming Concerts at Cal Poly

Come join me for these fun, end-of-the-qurater concerts at Cal Poly, Pomona! – Nov. 18, 8pm: The MIDI Band (a majorly hip and happenin’ group!) will be performing a set of eclectic arrangements, utilizing MIDI technology and electric instruments. I will be among the musicians featured, playing on my electric …

Re-mixing the Mix

Well, I have recently encountered my first experience with GarageBand, a software application chock-full of various and loop-able tracks, which can be layered and mixed to create a tune. I admit I was more than skeptical about the prospect of “composing” with the aid of such software. However, the minute …

The Composer’s Cranium

The composer of interest here is none other than the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria has in its possession what is thought to be the skull of W.A. Mozart. The artifact has been kept from public view for over 100 years, due to the …

Recital Rehearsals

Don’t forget! Our first rehearsal with Ms. Sharon is this Saturday, November 6. Please refer to your info letter for your scheduled rehearsal time. If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am extremely proud of all of you, and I look forward to …

Cal Poly String Ensemble Travels Thru Time!

On October 26th, at noon in the music building 24, room 105, at Cal Poly, Pomona, the String Ensemble will be offering a unique and educational performance experience for free. We have broken up into seperate quartets, quintets, and sextets to perform arrangements of favorite American movie themes. Lecturer and …

Pittsburgh Melody

Working with pianist Sharon Wright, my close friend and esteemed colleague, has always been a delight and inspiration. As mentioned in a previous article, she will be accompanying my students for their special recital this November. I was pleased and honored, however, when the kind folks at Quaker Gardens requested …

Fiddling Around

This coming Halloween the Presbyterian Church of Garden Grove will celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. For the eleven years or so that I attended the church before moving to the Rancho Cucamonga area, St. Andrew’s Day was a time to commemorate our congregation’s deep Scottish roots. Every year there has been …

A Special Word of Thanks

Before I become even more fascinated and involved with this site than I already am, I want to be sure to publicly thank my companion, lover, and fiancé, James, for putting this all together for me. He makes my life vibrant, in every way, and I am ever so grateful …

Free “Romanze” at Noon . . .

Yes, that’s right. California Polytechnic University in Pomona is holding a free noon-hour concert on October 21, in the Music Department Recital Hall. Some of the department’s brightest students will be performing various works for the event, including me. I will be performing a “Romanze” by Dmitri Shostakovich, a beautiful …

Eager Violin Students to Perform for Elderly

For the past three months or so, my students have been preparing for, what is for many of them, their first public student recital. To be held on the evening (6:45PM) of November 27 in Stanton, CA, they will be performing for the enjoyment of the Quaker Gardens Senior Living …