Sarah Stoneback, trumpet
Sarah Stoneback teaches applied trumpet at Montana State University. As a Conn-Selmer Bach clinician, Stoneback has presented educational/inspirational seminars and assemblies as Stoneback Sisters (Triplet Trumpet Trio) and Brass (Trumpet Quartet & Brass Quintet) in schools throughout the United States. As part of these performing groups, she has participated in the presentation of more than 2,000 performances in the form of community concerts, solo engagements with numerous professional bands and orchestras and provided workshops, and residencies throughout the United States and Europe. Feature solo performances include Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Pops, Best of the West Festival, The Encore Band (on the mall-Washington, DC), the John Philip Sousa Band, Iowa All Military Veterans Band, South Dakota Symphony, Interlochen Wind Ensemble, Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Texas Christian University Wind Ensemble and the United States Air Force Band of the West.
Stoneback has toured with the German based brass ensemble, Eurobrass on their United States and Germany tours during the summers of 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. During the 2014 Eurobrass tour, Dr. Stoneback recorded with Eurobrass on its fourth CD recording, “Praise the Lord, All You Nations.”
As a member of Flatirons Brass, Stoneback has participated in numerous national competitions and world tours. In 2009 the group was recipient of the Bronze medal in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and competed again in 2010 and 2012. In 2011, Flatirons brass worked as artists in residence at the University of Renmin in Beijing, China. The group conducted workshops, provided individual instruction and performed recitals.
In May 2014, Stoneback graduated with her doctorate in music performance and pedagogy with an emphasis in trumpet from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a master’s in music and trumpet performance, CU Boulder 2010, where she has studied with Professor Terry Sawchuk. Stoneback has a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Regent’s Professor David Hickman. She is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, class of 2000, where she studied with Stanley Friedman.
Stoneback promotes music and education as a lifestyle.