A native of Vestal, New York, Sarah Paradis began her music study with the piano at an early age. Paradis is the principal trombonist of the Richmond, Indiana Symphony, and she has played with the Columbus, Indiana Philharmonic, the Lafayette Symphony, the Bloomington Pops, and the Owensboro Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Paradis is a member of OhioBrass, the faculty brass quintet at Ohio University. She also tours, performs, gives master classes, and records with the Mirari Brass Quintet. The group performs for university, high school, and community audiences across the country, with recent residencies at Brigham Young University-Idaho and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Paradis is also a member of the trombone quartet Tromboteam! and the female brass ensemble, Bell(e) Collective, both of which are actively commissioning and performing new works for their unique instrumentations.
Paradis earned her B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College. In the summertime between her studies at Ithaca, she was an active member of the Cadets Drum and Bugle corps as a euphonium player. Paradis earned her M.M. in Trombone Performance from Indiana University and is currently an ABD candidate at IU for her D.M. in Brass Pedagogy. Her primary teachers include Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, M. Dee Stewart, Per Brevig, and Hal Reynolds.
Paradis has taught privately at Indiana University and throughout the Bloomington area. Most recently, she was the Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Music Theory at Bemidji State University. Paradis is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at Ohio University.
Undergraduate and Graduate Trombone
Brass Chamber Music