Elizabeth Shuhan

Elizabeth Shuhan


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Opus Ithaca School of Music

Elizabeth Shuhan is a visiting lecturer of flute at Cornell University, a lecturer in music education at Ithaca College and the flute instructor and director of education and community engagement at Opus Ithaca School of Music. As the current principal flutist with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR), she has recorded four CDs for the Naxos label. In the summer of 2019, Ms. Shuhan will start her position as faculty artist at Luzerne Music Center where she will teach/coach young musicians and perform with other faculty artists.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Shuhan performs regularly with Opera Ithaca, the Shuhan-Luk Trio and Ithaca Flute Duo. An advocate of new music, she is a resident ensemble member of the Ithaca New Music Collective. She has also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. 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, clinician and adjudicator in Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. She has also held orchestral positions in the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Meridien (MS) Symphony Orchestra.

A laureate of several competitions, 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 with her college wind quintet 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 and performance training from Toshio Takahashi (the founder of the Suzuki flute method), Wendy Stern, David Gerry and Kenichi Ueda. Her primary teachers include Sheryl Cohen, Sharon Lebsack and Ronda Mains. She has recorded for Naxos, Albany Records and PBS. Ms. Shuhan has been playing Burkart flutes exclusively since 2005. She currently performs on a 14K gold Burkart Elite flute with silver keys and a Lillian Burkart platinum headjoint with a 14K lip/riser and a Burkart Elite piccolo with gold fittings.

Check out www.lizshuhan.com for up to date information on upcoming performances and teaching.