Hailed by the Register-Guard as “Oregon’s own Wonder Woman of the Trumpet”, Sarah Viens is Principal Trumpet of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, and Orchestra Next. She is also on faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where she is a member of the Oregon Brass Quintet. Sarah frequently performs with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, Seattle Symphony, and Portland Opera. She is also Second Trumpet with the Sunriver Music Festival, and often plays with the Oregon Bach Festival and Astoria Music Festival. Sarah has recorded under the Innova and Canteloupe Record Labels.
As an administrator, Sarah co-founded Orchestra Next, the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet, and continues to serve as its administration. Sarah holds trumpet performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M., and Temple University, M.M., and the University of Oregon, A.B.D. Sarah has studied with esteemed performers such as James Darling, Michael Sachs, Jeffrey Curnow, David Bilger, Rick Pressley, and Brian McWhorter.