Sarah Shin

Lecturer of Flute; Flute Faculty , Princeton University; Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts - Community Arts

Location Bergen County

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A native of Iowa, Sarah made her concerto debut at age 16, playing Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra with the Central Iowa Symphony Orchestra and winning the Young Artist Competition. She then moved to Boston, MA to attend the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where she performed in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Frederico Cortese. Sarah has performed in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston; Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, The DiMenna Center, Le Poisson Rouge, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City; John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig, Germany; and Olympus Hall and Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, South Korea. She has performed in festivals and with ensembles in France, Brazil, Mexico, and nationwide within the United States. She has also performed at conventions of the National Flute Association and the Flute Society of Washington, Inc. As a Solo Artist with IMK Classic, management based in Vienna, Austria, 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. Sarah is the Lecturer of Flute at Princeton University and on the faculty at Rutgers University MGSA Community Arts as a flute instructor and chamber music coach. She has given masterclasses and workshops at universities and conventions across the United States, including University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of Virginia’s Flute Forum, and The Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, to name a few. Sarah was also Director of Admissions and on the flute faculty at the Center for Musical Excellence Academy in New Vernon, NJ. She is also the Co-President of the New Jersey Flute Society and serves on two committees for the National Flute Association. She has also been a member of the board of directors of the Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association. Sarah is a founding member of the Emissary Quartet, a flute quartet dedicated to new music. The Emissary Quartet won grants from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, NewMusic USA, and Friends of Flute Foundation to promote new music through performance and education. They enjoy working with composers and creating projects such as a Call for Scores competition, which accumulated 190 submissions from over 5 continents. They have taught workshops at University of Washington, the New Jersey Flute Society, the Suzuki Association of Utah, and the Utah Flute Association. The Emissary Quartet was a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. They also performed at the 2018 BMI Classical Music Awards Ceremony in New York City and twice at the National Flute Association's Convention. Sarah is a recipient and finalist of many awards. She was awarded an Artistic Excellence Award and the Barbara and David Jacobs Scholarship Fellowship, given to ten students out of her entire entering class, when attending her masters at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. She has won First Place Prize at the Golden Classical Music International Competition, American Protégé International Competition, Upper Midwest Flute Association: Young Artist Competition, and the Rutgers University Honors Chamber Music Competition. She was a finalist for The American Prize Competition: Instrumental Professional Division and the Classics Alive Artists National Competition. Sarah attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and is an honorary alum of the Boston Flute Academy. Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music and her Master of Music in Flute Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is greatly indebted to her teachers Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, Thomas Robertello, Bart Feller, , Judy Grant, and Dr. Sonja Giles.