Sarah Huesman

Major: Instrumental Performance

Instrument: Cello

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps String Quartet Class of 2018

Profile:

Sarah Huesman, cello, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where she is a Stamps Music Scholar and a member of the Stamps String Quintet, Class of 2018, coached by faculty mentor and Frost Professor of Music Ross Harbaugh. She also studies privately with Professor Harbaugh.

Sarah Huesman is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she began studying cello at the age of 6 with University of North Carolina (UNC) School of the Arts alumnus Worth Williams. She continued her studies with cellist Anne Sellitti until 2010 when she entered the UNC School of the Arts as a high school freshman. While at UNC School of the Arts, Sarah was a member of the Jia String Quartet, semi-finalist at the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana, and studied with faculty artist Brooks Whitehouse.

Sarah Huesman earned accolades in a number of music competitions while in high school including 1st Place in the 2012 Psi Phi Regional Talent Search; 1st Place in the 2013 Music Academy of North Carolina String Competition; 1st Place in the Junior Division of the 2014 NC Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA); and 3rd Place in the 2014 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search.

Huesman’s summer studies and festival experiences have included participation in the Brevard Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music. More recently she attended the International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA) in Duino, Italy in June 2014.

Huesman was selected for the prestigious Stamps String Quartet program at the Frost School of Music based on her academic and musical excellence. Through the generosity of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the quartet receives full scholarships, free tuition, plus room and board for all four years of their undergraduate studies. They rehearse and perform classic and contemporary string quartet repertoire throughout the year, and explore new works created especially for the ensemble.  They also participate in private coaching sessions with musical guest artists, engage in leadership training, and perform and tour together in intensive workshops and performance settings.