Schmalenberger, Sarah (Horn)

sarah.jpgSarah Schmalenberger is a hornist and musicologist in the Twin Cities who teaches courses in music history and horn at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her wide range of research interests seek to include stories, voices, and topics that are often overlooked in western European canonical studies. She has conducted and published innovative research on how breast cancer treatment affects the livelihoods of women musicians. She has also published her research on Frank Zappa, all-female rock bands in the Twin Cities, and African American women in concert music traditions. She is currently analyzing data from the Brass Bodies Study on brass players who identify as female, non-binary, and transgender women. As an active freelance hornist in the Twin Cities, she most enjoys playing in the Swing Sisterhood Big Band.  Her specialties are: Qualitative Research; Musicology; Orchestral Performance; Chamber Music Performance; Diversity and Pedagogy of Diversity; Breast Cancer and Musicians