Sarah Huebsch Schilling, DM, performs on period and modern oboes throughout the Americas. Sarah performs with Washington Bach Consort, Chatham Baroque, Mercury, Forgotten Clefs, Bourbon Baroque, Mallarme Chamber Players, Ensemble Lipzodes, Montana Early Music Festival, and Spire Baroque Orchestra, among others.
An avid orchestral player, Sarah has been a sub for modern orchestras in Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky including the Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. 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, Princeton Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy, Berwick Academy, 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 in public radio as a fill-in Classical Music host at WCVE (Richmond, VA) and as a script writer for Harmonia Early Music (WFIU, Bloomington, IN)
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Sarah recently completed doctoral work in the Early Music institute at IU in performance practice (oboe and recorder), music literature, and music theory. Her document, “Staging Music in The Tempest at Drury Lane (1777-1787) explores 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.