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Sarah Elizabeth Herbert

Title: Adjunct Instructor
Office: Dieterle Vocal Arts Cntr
Tel: 513-556-2696

Sarah Herbert is a professional trumpet player and music educator in the Cincinnati area. She has studied both classical and jazz trumpet and freelances within both genres. Herbert has performed with many ensembles including the Bach Chorale Singers, the Texas Guitar Quartet, the Four Tops and as a cruise ship musician on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

As a music educator, Herbert maintains a private trumpet studio with CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement and has been the trumpet instructor for CCM Preparatory's summer band camp. She has also taught the undergraduate instrumental methods course for the music education department at CCM. Before moving to Cincinnati, Herbert was the Director of Instrumental Music for an Independent School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this position she taught band and guitar for grades 6-12 and served as the Fine Arts Chair for the school.

Additionally, Herbert was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Presser Foundation Graduate Research Award. This award afforded her the opportunity to pursue an innovative project which included the commissioning and recording of three new works for the unique instrumental combination of trumpet and guitar quartet. One of the compositions was selected to be performed in the new works recital at the 2017 International Trumpet Guild conference and featured Herbert’s collaboration with the Texas Guitar Quartet.

Herbert is an alumni of the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Master’s Degree in trumpet performance as well as Certification and Licensure in Music education. At UNM, she studied trumpet with Dr. John Marchiando. She completed her undergraduate studies in trumpet performance at Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor of Music and studied trumpet with Professors Joey Tartell, Edmond Cord and Pat Harbison. Most recently, Herbert is a 2017 graduate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance and studied trumpet with Professor Alan Siebert, Mr. Phil Collins and Dr. Scott Belck.