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Sarah Huebsch

Sarah Huebsch (oboe and recorder) performs on historical and modern instruments throughout North America. In July 2014, Sarah co-directed a series of pre-show concerts and lectures about music in Elizabethan England before shows of Indiana Festival Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. Sarah has performed with the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Chatham Baroque, Bourbon Baroque, Chicago’s Callipygian Players, Spire Baroque Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Lipzodes, Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble, New Comma Baroque, and the Fort Wayne Bach Collegium, among others. An avid orchestral player, Sarah has played for regional orchestras in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois including the Evansville Philharmonic, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, among others. Sarah has been a fellow at Music Academy of the West and the Bowdoin International Music Festival and has performed at Santa Fiora in Musica (Italy), Aspen Music Festival, Tafelmusik Summer and Winter Institutes, Amherst Early Music Festival Academy/Opera Orchestra, Baroque Performance Institute (Oberlin, OH), and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, among others. Interviewed by WFIU-NPR in the summer of 2010 about the role of English horn in orchestra, Sarah finds joy in playing on low oboes–English horn, oboe d’amore, oboe da caccia. When she isn’t making reeds, Sarah works as the IU Jazz Department librarian at the Indiana University Cook Music Library. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Sarah continues doctoral work in the Early Music institute at IU in performance practice, music literature, and music theory. Sarah is currently pursuing research for her dissertation which will explore musical events and activities at a late 18th Century production of The Tempest at Drury Lane, London. Sarah’s primary teachers have included John Ferrillo, Linda Strommen, Washington McClain, and Meg Owens with additional performance, theory, and musicology studies with David Weiss, Michael McCraw, Elisabeth Wright, Daniel R. Melamed, and Lyle Davidson.