- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
Flutist Sally Hwangbo was exposed to a lifelong fascination of art and artistic values from a young age due to her painter mother. As avid fans of classical music, Ms. Hwangbo’s parents helped her realize concepts of beauty in an artist’s interpretation through both visual and musical arts. Her first experience with a musical instrument was at the age of seven playing the piano. Thanks to the support of her parents, Ms. Hwangbo was opened to variety of musical instruments. She enjoyed a period of musical exploration and discovered the flute at eleven years old, which instantly captivated her by its pure and vibrant sounds.
Through her fascination of music and the flute, Ms. Hwangbo was very active in her high school’s music community.
performed as a soloist with the Metropolitan Washington Youth Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Henry J. Sgrecci. Ms. Hwangbo recently placed as the first place winner of Stony Brook University’s annual Concerto Competition and performed her Ibert Flute Concerto with the Stony Brook University Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Susan Deaver. She has previously studied in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed flutists such as Carol Wincenc, Ian Clarke, Marianne Gedigan, and more. Currently, Ms. Hwangbo is an undergraduate student in Stony Brook University studying the flute and will graduate this upcoming May. She plans to continue higher education through graduate school in New York City next Fall.