Intermediate Division

2015 Intermediate Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. 

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Elizabeth Shuhan, FluteElizabeth Shuhan, Flute
Lecturer, Ithaca College; Principal flutist with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR); MM, University of Arkansas; BM University of Southern Missisippi

Elizabeth Shuhan is a private flute teacher in Ithaca, New York, flute instructor at the Hochstein School of Music in Canandaigua, NY and a flute instructor at Cornell University. She is an active freelance flutist in the central New York region and regularly performs chamber music as a member of the Shuhan Duo. As the current principal flutist with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR), she has recorded for the Naxos label. She was formerly second flute/piccolo with the North Arkansas Symphony and has also held the position of 2nd flute/piccolo with the Meridian (MS) Symphony. Ms. Shuhan was formerly the director and flute instructor of the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas at the University of Arkansas and was also visiting Assistant Professor of flute during the1997-1998 academic year at that same institution. Ms. Shuhan also taught general music K-12 in the Arkansas public schools for five years.

As a soloist, she has performed with the Hunstville (AL) Youth Symphony, the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony, the Music Festival of Arkansas Orchestra, the North Arkansas Symphony and the Fort Smith Symphony. She has performed in masterclasses for William Bennett, Marc Grauwels, Jim Walker, Carol Wincenc, Charles Delaney, and Clare Southworth. Ms. Shuhan is a 2005 winner of the National Flute Association Convention Performers Competitions and Professional Flute Choir Competitions. She was also the first prize winner of the 1998 Mid-South Flute Society Competition, a 1996 MTNA state Collegiate artist competition’s winner, a 1997 MTNA regional collegiate artist competition’s winner, a finalist in the 1997 Music Teacher’s National Association Collegiate Competitions and finalist in the 1995 Fischoff Chamber Music competitions. Ms. Shuhan’s students have also placed in state and regional MTNA competitions in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Ms. Shuhan studied music education and flute performance at the University of Southern Missisippi earning a Bachelor of Music degree and continued her studies with flute performance and pedagogy at the University of Arkansas earning a Master of Music degree. Ms. Shuhan has also received advanced teacher training in the Suzuki method, earning certification through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Ms. Shuhan’s principal teachers were Ronda Mains, Sharon Lebsack and Sheryl Cohen. She has also studied with Bart Feller and Clare Southworth. As a student of the Suzuki method, her principal teachers were Toshio Takahashi, Kenichi Ueda, David Gerry, Pandora Bryce and Sarah Hanley.

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