Sarah Viens is Principal Trumpet of the Eugene Symphony and the Newport Symphony and is the newly appointed Instructor of Trumpet at Willamette University. In Oregon, Sarah and has performed with the Oregon Symphony, the Sunriver Music Festival, Astoria Music Festival, Chintimini Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra under conductor Helmuth Rilling. Other festivals in which Sarah has appeared include Spoleto USA, The Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, Bar Harbor Brass and the Summer Brass Institute at the Menlo School.
As a teaching artist, Sarah worked for four years as the Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon, teaching privately with beginning to advanced college level students. During her Master’s program, she taught Jr. High and High School level students at The Center for Gifted Young Musicians at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is continuing studies on her Doctorate in Musical Arts with a supporting area in Arts Administration, also at the University of Oregon.
Sarah Viens holds trumpet performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M., and Temple University, M.M., and has studied with distinguished teachers such as Brian McWhorter, Michael Sachs, David Bilger, and James Darling.