Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo
Korean American guitarist/composer Sungmin Shin maintains a vigorous schedule divided between performing and teaching in a wide variety of musical settings.
As a musician, Mr. Shin finds a unique balance between his classical training and deep roots in rock and popular guitar styles. This combination drives his curiosity to seek new modes of expression through performance, improvisation, and composition.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Sungmin embraces the eclectic demands of the modern musician through performing works in a wide range of styles including classical standards to inventive contemporary music and his own original works. A frequent collaborator with various musicians and ensembles, he is a member of the Tantalus Quartet and fivebyfive.
Mr. Shin has been acknowledged through numerous awards, grants and scholarships, and has been invited to perform and present workshops, masterclasses, and lectures across the U.S. and Canada. He has made numerous radio appearances and has performed to critical acclaim in the masterclasses of world renowned artists including Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, Timothy Kain, Dale Kavanagh, Sharon Isbin, Alvaro Pierri, Pepe Romero, David Russell, Benjamin Verdery, members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and more.
Recent engagements include appearances at the Prismatic Debussy Festival, Women in Music Festival, Guitar Foundation of America Convention, and a performance with the University of Rochester Brass Choir as electric rock guitar soloist. Committed to sharing his music with diverse audiences, he regularly engages in outreach performances throughout the community.
Mr. Shin is a devoted educator and shares his passion for music with students of all ages and levels. He has been invited to teach and present at various institutions including Acadmie Ste Cecille (Windsor, ONT), Buffalo State College, Eastern U.S Music Camp (Hamilton, NY), Korean American Guitar Society (Los Angeles, CA), and Rochester Guitar Club (Rochester,NY).
He currently teaches guitar at the University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), the Eastman Community Music School, Music & Arts (Pittsford, NY), and in his home studio (Brighton, NY). During the summers, he serves on the faculty of Guitar Workshop Plus in Toronto, ONT.
Mr. Shin is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. He studies with and serves as a teaching assistant to Prof. Nicholas Goluses, one of America's most sought-after guitarists. In conjunction with the doctoral degree, Sungmin is a certificate candidate through the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program.
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