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!
Sarah Shin is an award-winning flutist, educator, speaker, 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. Some of the highlights for the upcoming year include recording an album at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Austria and soloing with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra at Smetana Hall in the Czech Republic. She is an IMK Classic Solo Artist (management based in Vienna). She has taught master classes and workshops all over the United States, including at Princeton University, University of Virginia Flute Forum, Virginia Tech, University of Washington, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and The Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention. 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.