Faculty & Staff
Learning to play flute is not only learning how to be disciplined in your art, but also learning how to be creative and share music with your community. [Playing] music is a one of a kind experience that everyone can enjoy!
Dr. Sarah Shin is an award-winning flutist, educator, and collaborator. She has performed in Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston; Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Le Poisson Rouge in New York City; John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig, Germany; and Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, South Korea. She is an IMK Classic Solo Artist (management based in Vienna). Some of her upcoming highlights include recording a solo album at Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria with the Euro Sinfonietta Vienna Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Concerto for flute and harp with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and Mirjam Schröder at The Große Musikvereinssaal, and performing in Prague, Czech Republic at Smetana Hall with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. She is the Lecturer of Flute at Princeton University as well as on flute faculty at Rutgers Community Arts. She has taught master classes and workshops all over the United States, including at University of Virginia Flute Forum, Virginia Tech, University of Washington, and The Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, to name a few. Along with performing and teaching, Shin is passionate about collaborating with living composers. She is a founding member of Emissary Quartet, a flute quartet dedicated to new music, and winner of several grants from organizations including NewMusicUSA and the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University. She is also principal flute of the Houston Serenade Project, a chamber group dedicated to outreach and community engagements in Texas. Shin is greatly indebted to her teachers Jeanne Baxtresser, Bart Feller, Thomas Robertello, and Alberto Almarza.