Elizabeth Shuhan is a visiting lecturer of flute at Cornell University, a lecturer in music education at Ithaca College and instructor of flute at Opus Ithaca School of Music. As the current principal flutist with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR), she has recorded three CDs for the Naxos label. Ms. Shuhan performs regularly with Opera Ithaca, the Cornell Wind Quintet, Ithaca New Music Collective, Shuhan-Luk Trio, Ithaca Flute Duo and the Skaneateles Festival. She has also performed with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
Prior to moving to New York, Ms. Shuhan was the director and flute faculty of the University of Arkansas Suzuki Music School, served as visiting assistant professor of flute at the University of Arkansas and was an active chamber musician, clinician and adjudicator in Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. She has also held positions in the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Meridien (MS) Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Shuhan is a past winner of the NFA Professional Performer’s competitions, a finalist in the National MTNA competitions, a finalist in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions and won first prize in the Mid-South Flute Society Competition. She holds degrees from the University of Arkansas and the University of Southern Mississippi and has received advanced Suzuki flute teacher training from Toshio Takahashi, the founder of the Suzuki flute method. Her primary teachers include Sheryl Cohen, Sharon Lebsack and Ronda Mains. Ms. Shuhan has recorded for Albany Records, Naxos and PBS and performs on 14K Gold flute with a platinum headjoint made by Burkart Flutes.