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Schmalenberger, Sarah

Professor of Music, Music History, French Horn
Degree
PhD University of Minnesota
Office
Loras Hall, 105
Phone
(651) 962-5851
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5851
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Sarah Schmalenberger, musicologist and hornist, teaches music history courses for both undergraduate and graduate programs in music. An active professional freelance musician, she also teaches studio French Horn and presents masterclasses in the region.  

Dr. Schmalenberger conducts original research on a variety of topics exploring the lives of musicians past and present. Her most current research, the Brass Bodies Study explores the occupational well-being of female brass players. Her earliest published scholarship documents the thriving network of African-American women in the western European concert music tradition during the early twentieth century. Dr. Schmalenberger has also conducted extensive research on the effects of cancer treatment on women musicians with breast cancer. Her findings are published in the journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists. More recently, she published an article on selected repertoire of Frank Zappa as well as a chapter on all-female rock bands in the Twin Cities.

As a performing artist, Dr. Schmalenberger collaborates with both professional and community peer musicians on many different projects. Her faculty recitals include chamber works, new compositions and multi-media components. With Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, she has performed and presented workshops on improvised music. She is co-founder of the popular annual BrassChix (www.stthomas.edu/brasschix/) forum for female brass musicians, and she has hosted an International Horn Society workshop as well as a Chamber Winds Symposium. In 2015 she co-founded the Swing Sisterhood Big Band, an all-woman jazz ensemble, in which she both directs and plays horn. Prior to living in the Twin Cities, she was a hornist in the Duluth-Superior Symphony, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Early Music Orchestra and the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra.

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 612 - 01 Top/Music Hist/Lit/Thry - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

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Course Registration Number:

46400 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses can be found on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 130 - L01 Introduction to World Music M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 110

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

45671 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course studies the phenomenon of music as an activity in people's lives. Students will be guided to think critically about music employing a multicultural perspective. Models will be presented to provide a context in which music serves as part of larger social ritual. The music of selected cultures such as Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Native American and American popular music in addition to European classical music will be covered. Designed for the non-major. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and the Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 133 - W01 Music of the US: Aural & Writt - T - R - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

46719 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course focuses on the study of U.S. music within its cultural context. The course, with its emphasis on listening analysis, and vocabulary development will contain 1) music of aural traditions to include jazz, popular, and ethnic music and 2) music of written traditions to include art music and jazz. Prerequisite: Music majors or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 411 - 01 History & Lit Music I - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47485 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

A survey of Western European music to 1750: the medieval, Renaissance, Baroque eras. Historical development, social context, forms, styles and issues of expression are explored. Writing assignments are designed for teaching to the "Writing in the Discipline" objectives for the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. This is a core course for students seeking a major degree in music. Students must be at junior-level standing and have passed at least Theory II before enrolling in this course. Offered in fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 420 - 01 Senior Research Paper - - - - - - - 0800 - 0900

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0900

Location:

Course Registration Number:

45007 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course allows music students to demonstrate research and writing skills by utilizing standard music resources (Music Index, RILM, Grove, Baker's, etc.). The paper may contain theoretical analysis, and/or it may be connected to the student's performance area or degree focus. Prerequisite: MUSC 412

Schedule Details

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MUSP 145 - 01 Elective: French Horn 30' - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

46052 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 145 - 02 Elective: French Horn 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

46053 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 145 - 03 Elective: French Horn 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

46217 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 145 - 04 Elective: French Horn 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

46218 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 245 - 01 Applied BA: French Horn 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47497 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 245 - 02 Applied BA: French Horn 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47498 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location