Sarah Shin Performance Faculty: Flute

Sarah Shin is the Lecturer of Flute at Princeton University and on flute faculty at Rutgers University MGSA Community. She has made guest appearances as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in Europe, Asia, and USA.

Some of Sarah’s upcoming highlights include recording a solo Mozart Concerto album at Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria with members of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Concerto for flute and harp with the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra and Mirjam Schröder at The Große Musikvereinssaal, performing in Prague, Czech Republic at Smetana Hall with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and performing with Budapest Symphony Orchestra in Salzburg, Austria.

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, and Le Poisson Rouge in New York City; John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig, Germany; MuTh Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria; 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, such as Brevard Music Center, Colorado College Music Festival, and Round Top Festival Institute. She has also performed at conventions of the National Flute Association and the Flute Society of Washington, Inc.

In 2023, Sarah is an honoree of the Martha Graham Dance Company based in New York City. She is also the Assistant Program Chair of the National Flute Association’s 2024 National Convention, the current Co-President of the New Jersey Flute Society, and serves on two committees for the National Flute Association.

Sarah is a founding member of the Emissary Quartet, a flute quartet dedicated to new music. The Emissary Quartet won grants from the Avaloch Farm Institute, Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, NewMusic USA, and Friends of Flute Foundation. They enjoy working with composers and creating projects such as a Call for Scores competition, which accumulated 190 submissions from over 5 continents. 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 the National Flute Association’s 44th Convention in San Diego, California, and will perform at the 2021 National Flute Association Virtual Convention.

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, as a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. For high school, Sarah attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where is an honorary alum of the Young Artist Program at the Boston Flute Academy. Sarah is grateful for her teachers Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, Thomas Robertello, Bart Feller, Judy Grant, and Dr. Sonja Giles.

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