Greig Shearer, Suzuki & Traditional Flute; Chair, Winds Department
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Greig Shearer

Suzuki and Traditional Flute

Greig Shearer, flute facultyGreig Shearer earned a bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory and a master's degree from the Manhattan School. His principal teachers include James Pappoutsakis, Julius Baker, and Harold Bennett. He has also worked with Paula Robinson, Samuel Baron, Thomas Nyfenger, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with Karlheinz Zoeller and Helmut Zangerle. Professor Shearer has recorded for CRI, as a soloist with Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Classical Conversations and with the Boston Pops. As a chamber artist and a soloist, he has given recitals in central Connecticut, New York, and Boston. He is a former faculty member of Trinity College, the Hartford Conservatory, Connecticut State University, and the New England Music Camp. Professor Shearer is a founding member of the Soni Fidelis Quintet and performed with them from 1984 to 1994. He has been the principal flutist with the Hartford Symphony since 1993.

Teaching Philosophy

My goal in teaching is to produce a flute player who has the knowledge and tools to become proficient at self-teaching. I use materials that I consider to be essential for a literate flutist to be familiar with. Beyond that, I want my students to be curious about and appreciative of music, primarily our tradition of Western concert music, but with an awareness of other cultures and periods.