Dr. Sarah Paradis is the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Boise State University. Paradis earned her B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College, her M.M. in Trombone Performance from Indiana University, and her D.M. in Brass Pedagogy from Indiana University. Her primary teachers include Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, M. Dee Stewart, Per Brevig, and Hal Reynolds.

An avid orchestral trombonist, Paradis has been a member of the Richmond, Indiana Symphony, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Ohio Valley Symphony. In addition, she has played with the Hawai’i Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Boise Baroque Orchestra, Opera Idaho, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony, the Lafayette Symphony, and the Owensboro Orchestra. Paradis has performed at the American Trombone Workshop, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the International Trombone Festival, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. She was a prizewinner in the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition in both 2010 and 2012, and was awarded the Trombone Fellowship at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in 2011.


An active chamber musician, Paradis tours, performs, gives master classes, and records with the Mirari Brass Quintet and Tromboteam Trombone Quintet. As a member these groups, Paradis has performed in over 40 states and China, has been instrumental in several commission projects, and partakes in educational initiatives that encourage chamber music for young musicians. Paradis can be heard on Mirari’s two albums Spires and Renewed, Reused, Recycled, and on Last Lap, Tromboteam’s album of ten new commissioned works for trombone ensemble.


Paradis has been a brass instructor for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and is a former euphonium player in the ten-time World Champion Drum and Bugle Corps, The Cadets. She has formerly taught at Ohio University and Bemidji State University. At Boise State, Paradis teaches trombone and euphonium lessons, directs the trombone choir, coaches chamber music, and teaches the brass techniques course. She lives in Boise with her husband Bill and her sons George and Henry.


Paradis is a Shires Performing Artist.

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