Andover Educators

Meerenai Shim

Master of Music, San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Music, DePaul University
Licensed Andover Educator, 2012

Region: Western United States
Home State: California
Available for:  * individual lessons * workshops
Telephone: 415.309.8364

Flutist Meerenai Shim is co-artistic director of the new music ensemble, New Arts Alliance. A passionate advocate of contemporary composition, Ms. Shim has independently commissioned five new compositions from American composers since 2010. Entrometido for flute and cello, a new composition commissioned from San Jose composer Noah Luna, is recorded on Ms. Shim’s debut album titled, Sometimes the City is Silent, released in May 2011. Anthony Kershaw of reviewed Ms. Shim’s CD as “an eclectic mix that never flags the listener’s interests and beguiles the ear with the most musical phrasing and sparkling tone.”

Ms. Shim’s book, Scale Studies for Beginner and Intermediate Flutists, published in 2007, has received praise from flute pedagogues and publications worldwide. Her teaching philosophy is influenced by studies in Body Mapping, Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais. As a licensed Andover Educator, she also incorporates the Body Mapping course, What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, into her private flute teaching.

Ms. Shim’s most influential flute teachers are Linda Lukas, Mary Stolper, Liisa Ruoho and Alexa Still. She studied orchestral conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival, with teachers such as Paul Vermel, Murry Sidlin, and Sheldon Morgenstern. Ms. Shim received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from DePaul University in Chicago and a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from San Francisco State University.

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