Music has proven to influence, impact, and captivate people throughout history and around the world, and as a musician, Gudipati wishes to do the same.
Enthusiastic about community engagement, Gudipati organized a House Concert in support of local musicians and Sanctuary Kitchen, a non-profit organization “which was founded in 2017 to promote and celebrate the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees resettled in Connecticut." Over 50 people attended and more than 60 people donated money to bring people together to celebrate culture and heritage through music and food.
During her summers, Gudipati performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, taught at Morse Summer Academy, was a Flute Teaching Assistant for the Brevard Music Festival, and performed Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens as a fellow with the Round Top Festival Orchestra. Gudipati appears on Hyperion Records CD Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms.
Gudipati graduated with a Masters in Music degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, studying with Ransom Wilson and Marianne Gedigian respectively. Gudipati won 1st prize in national competitions including the Orchestral Audition Competition and Masterclass at the National Flute Association, the 2014 Kentucky Collegiate Flute Competition, and the Young Artist Competition at the 2013 Florida Flute Association Convention. As a freshman, she was selected as the Density 21.5 by Edgar Varèse competition winner and performed the solo in Bates Hall. In her senior year, Gudipati won the UT Regents Award in Arts and Humanities for the solo performance category. Additionally, Gudipati received an Honorable Mention from the YoungArts Foundation and MTNA.
With an enthusiasm for early music, Gudipati held the second traverso position with the Austin Baroque Ensemble and principal traverso with the UT Early Music Ensemble. An admirer of art, Gudipati performs in many museums in Austin and New Haven with various chamber music ensembles. Gudipati was born in Düsseldorf, Germany and grew up playing recorder, piano, and flute at the Clara-Schumann Musikschule. After moving to the U.S., Gudipati continued studying flute at the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore with Rachel Choe and later at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, with Karen Lundgren in Los Angeles, before joining the Butler School of Music and Yale School of Music.
Gudipati currently holds the co-principal flute position with the United States Coast Guard Band. Previously, Gudipati performed with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra as acting principal flute for the 2015-2017 seasons. Gudipati represented the United States as principal flutist in the South Asian Symphony Orchestra’s Peace Notes concert in October, 2019. The concert, subtitled “From Gandhi to Beethoven: The Call to Freedom,” was a four-hour celebration of peace in honor of the late Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday. In addition to exploring her South Asian heritage through performance, Gudipati incorporates Indian classical music in her compositions. Her first commission by Lauren Williams, Ashakiran for Solo English Horn, draws on raag Bhairavi. The Yale Music in Schools program commissioned Gudipati’s next composition, Kalyan’s Journey, a reed quintet featuring Indian raag Kalyan.
My teaching philosophy lays importance in the fulfilling process of learning music. Every student learns differently and needs different suggestions to grow, so I guide each student individually based on visual imagery, physical adjustments, eclectic analogies, and aural examples. I encourage my students to listen to other musicians and draw from other art forms to determine their aesthetic.
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Meera Gudipati appears as flutist on
(Chamber Ensemble Orchestration)
Sicilienne et Burlesque Op. 23
by Alfredo Casella
Masters of Music Recital Nov. 11th, 2016
Inside the flute, @Meera Gudipati
Sterling Library, Yale University
Brevard Music Center
headshot @Ron Cohen Mann
Morse Recital Hall
Yale MM Recital
Uncle Ben's Guitar Tees
Graduation Yale MM'2015