Elizabeth Shuhan

Flute Teacher

Elizabeth Shuhan

SAA Member


Ithaca, NY
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Elizabeth Shuhan is a lecturer in music education at Ithaca College where she has also lectured in flute performance studies, chamber music and music theory. She is also a visiting lecturer of flute at Cornell University, a flute instructor at Opus Ithaca Music School and a private Suzuki flute instructor in Ithaca, NY. As the current principal flutist with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR), she has recorded three CDs for the Naxos label. Ms. Shuhan performs regularly in recital with the Shuhan Duo, the Ithaca Flute Quartet and is an active freelance artist with the Skaneateles Festival Orchestra, the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, the Ithaca Community Chorus and the Cornell Festival Orchestra. Ms. Shuhan has also performed with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and the Fingerlakes Flutes. Ms. Shuhan was previously on the flute faculty at the Hochstein School of Music in Canandaigua, NY. Prior to moving to New York, Ms. Shuhan was the director 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 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 Suzuki flute teacher training from Toshio Takahashi, Kenichi Ueda, Pandora Bryce, David Gerry, Sarah Hanley and Kim Lorimer. Ms. Shuhan has recorded for Albany Records, Naxos and PBS and is a Burkart Flute and Piccolo Artist.