Sarah HerbertCincinnati, OH
Sarah Herbert is a 2017 graduate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance. In 2016 she was the the university recipient of the prestigious Presser Foundation Graduate Research Award. This award afforded Sarah the opportunity to pursue an innovative project that included the commissioning and recording of three new works for the unique instrumental combination of solo trumpet and guitar quartet. This project attracted much attention not only from the commissioned composers but also from the acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet. In February 2017 they recorded two of the three works with Sarah on her upcoming CD project scheduled for release in Spring 2018. Additionally, another of the commissioned works composed by John Truitt entitled Fin de Fiesta was selected to be performed at the June 2017 International Trumpet Guild Conference New Works Recital in Hershey, PA. Sarah and the Texas Guitar Quartet’s performance was given acclaim in the October 2017 ITG Journal.
Dr. Herbert is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Miami University Regionals.
June 2017- Sarah Herbert – Trumpet, Performing at International Trumpet Guild ( ITG) Conference- New Works Recital with Texas Guitar Quartet
“Sarah Herbert and the Texas Guitar Quartet (Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel, & Joseph Williams II) gave a lively performance of Truitt’s Fin de Fiesta for trumpet and guitar quartet. One could easily imagine a Spanish gypsy dancer as Herbert performed an energetic solo accompanied by driving Bulerias rhythms in the guitar. Herbert had few opportunities for rest, as she danced between quickly moving chromatic lines and wide intervals. The piece ended with fast accented notes, characteristic of Flamenco style.” – ITG Journal
Fin de Fiesta By John Truitt Written for Sarah Herbert,DMA Trumpet- Feb. 2017 Studio Recording with Texas Guitar Quartet
“Fin de Fiesta” is a term that in modern times has come to describe any energetic number that brings a Flamenco show to a close. The piece is written to imagine a performance by a young gypsy performer. Composed by Mr. John Truitt of Albuquerque, NM, Fin de Fiesta was written for trumpet and guitar quartet and is a two-movement piece with intricate ensemble writing for the quartet, traditional flamenco dance rhythms and vocal- like gestures in the trumpet line that reflect the nuances of the vocalizing of the flamencos.