Note: Professor Schouten is teaching horn during the 2017-18 during the sabbatical of Professor Bontrager.
Sarah Schouten serves as instructor of high brass at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her university duties, Sarah is an active free-lance artist, clinician, and teacher in northwest and central Pennsylvania. She maintains a private studio and teaches at the Community Music School in Edinboro. In addition to performing with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, she freelances frequently with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, the Erie Chamber Orchestra, and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
Sarah is also an active solo and chamber musician. She was a featured soloist with the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania (2017), with the Erie Philharmonic (2015), and with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra (2008). Sarah was honored to be a featured clinician at Graceland University’s Brass Day (2016). She has also given recitals and masterclasses at Louisiana State University, Wright State University, SUNY Fredonia, Allegheny College, The Pennsylvania State University, Florida State University, Ouachita Baptist University, University of South Alabama, and Pensacola Junior College.
As a chamber artist, she is member of Just Two, a horn/guitar duo with Tom Cody, and the ChambersSchouten Horn Duo with Rebecca Chambers. Both groups perform regularly; having lectured and performed as regional and contributing Artists at the Southeast Horn Workshop, the Northeast Horn Workshop, and the International Horn Symposium.
Schouten earned her DM from Florida State University, her MM from The Pennsylvania State University, and BA in history, Spanish, and music, from the University of Dayton. She is also an alumnus of the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians.