Sarah Shin

Sarah S.

New Brunswick, NJ

About Sarah S.

Sarah teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Flutist Sarah Shin is a vibrant performer, teacher, and collaborator. She has performed in Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig, Germany. She has performed in festivals all over the world and nationwide such as Brevard Music Center (NC), Colorado College Music Festival (CO), Opera in Ozarks as principal flute (AR). Sarah is on faculty at the Center of Musical Excellence in New Vernon, NJ and has taught masterclasses throughout Utah, Iowa, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

Sarah is a recipient of several awards. For her doctorate, along with a graduate teaching assistantship, she was awarded a Merit Tuition Scholarship and recently won the Rutgers Honors Chamber Music Competition and First Place Prize for the Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition. As a member of Emissary Quartet, they were the first flute quartet to be invited to compete at the 2016 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in over 10 years. At Indiana University, she was awarded an Artistic Excellence Tuition Award, and was awarded the Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar Fellowship, the most prestigious and substantial scholarship award.

Currently, Sarah is a Doctoral Candidate at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, as a graduate teaching assistant, under the tutelage of Bart Feller. Sarah received her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and received her MM from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as a Jacobs Scholar Fellow. Her primary instructors include Jeanne Baxtresser and Thomas Robertello, with additional study with Marianne Gedigian and Alberto Almarza. www.sarahshinflute.com

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Experience

Flute Faculty Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
Center for Musical Excellence

I am a Flute Faculty Teacher at the Center for Musical Excellence. I teach private flute lessons, group flute lessons, and flute masterclasses.

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts
Sep 2015 - Present
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
Master of Music
Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Carnegie Mellon University

Awards

Artistic Excellence Award
Aug 2012
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar Fellowship
Aug 2012
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Affiliations

New York Flute Club
Aug 2015

Founded in 1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States.

Barrère's idea in starting the Club was to provide a common meeting ground for the professional, student, and amateur; a place where less experienced players could hear new and unusual music for the flute as well as the classic repertory played by fine artists; a place where all might find performance opportunities helpful to the development of their own talents.

National Flute Association
Aug 2008

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Felicia D. Apr 4, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · In studio
I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but I was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.
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Felicia D. Apr 4, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · In studio
I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.
Sarah Shin
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