Wing Lam (Sarah) Au is a freelance Horn performer and educator based in Austin, TX. Dr. Au regularly performs with several regional orchestras in Texas, including the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony Orchestra, Central Texas Philharmonic, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and La Follia Baroque. A proponent of new music, she is a frequent collaborator with Austin-based new music ensemble Density512 and has also appeared with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Her performances have taken her across the globe, including concerts in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has appeared as a substitute musician with Monarch Brass, performed at the Mid-South Horn Workshop, and was featured as a concerto soloist with the Central Texas Medical Orchestra. Dr. Au has received fellowships to attend the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Atlantic Music Festival, received an honorable mention at the 2016 Mid-South Horn Solo Competition and was a quarterfinalist in the 2017 Fischoff Competition with the woodwind quintet, li5ten.
Dr. Au currently serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Horn at Austin Community College and as Adjunct Horn Instructor at Texas A&M - Kingsville. A committed arts advocate, she is a founding Board member of the Austin Brass Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to bringing excellent and accessible brass performance and educational experiences to the Central Texas community.
Dr. Au holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, where she served as Teaching Assistant for the Horn Studio in 2016-17 and received a Diversity Continuing Fellowship. She also holds an Orchestral Performance Certificate from Manhattan School of Music, a Master of Music from Yale University as well as degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.