Sarah Shin is the Lecturer of Flute at Princeton University and on the flute faculty at Rutgers University MGSA Community Arts.
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.
Sarah is 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 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 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 the Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association. During the beginning of the pandemic, Sarah and the New Jersey Flute Society created a Q&A series designed to help those in need called “NJFS Gives Back.” The Q&A Series interviews well-known musicians and all proceeds will go to a charity chosen by the artists or to a scholarship fund for a student to take flute lessons. A couple of charities whose proceeds were donated are God’s Love We Deliver, Children’s Defense Fund, the NAACP, and Girls for Gender Equity.
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, and Judy Grant.