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Meera

Gudipati

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.

Bio

BIography

Meera Gudipati is a flutist, composer, and educator based in New York City. Driven by a passion for exploring how new music can deepen our understanding of one another, Gudipati enjoys collaborating with composers on new works for the flute including electronics.

In 2021, Gudipati premiered Panacea, a Concerto for Live-Processed Flute and Wind Ensemble by Grant Luhmann. In her 2024 doctoral recital at CUNY Graduate Center, Gudipati presented her commissioning project including works for solo flute and electronics by Soomin Kim, Grant Luhmann, Aaron Levin, Samantha Wolf, and Benjamin Webster. Gudipati's passion for the outdoors and music lead her to start MuseOut, which seeks to build a more welcoming hiking and new music community through collaborating with composers and performers to perform concerts in nature. 

 

Gudipati currently holds the co-principal flute position with the South Asian Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Gudipati served as co-principal flute with the United States Coast Guard Band and as acting principal flute with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. An avid educator, Gudipati teaches flute at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City and has held flute faculty positions at Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, and the National Orchestral Institute & Festival.

 

As a musical ambassador for the United States and India, Gudipati performed in “Spirit of South Asia,” a digital gitanjali (musical offering) by the musicians of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Gudipati’s creative process centers on her multiculturalism, belonging, and awareness. Her work for wind ensemble, Bhagalu, explores her bilingual heritage and will be released soon on an album by the United States Coast Guard Band. Her commission by Lauren Williams, Ashakiran for Solo English Horn, draws on raag Bhairavi and can be heard on Jacqueline Leclair's album “Music for English Horn Alone”. NYC flutist Leo Sussman commissioned and premiered Gudipati’s flute and electronics piece Javārī Ratios at The John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium.

Gudipati won 1st prize in numerous 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.

 

Gudipati graduated with a Master of 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. She currently is a doctoral fellow at The City University of New York studying with Tara Helen O’Connor.

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. 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 with Rachel Choe and at the Colburn School of Performing Arts with Karen Lundgren.

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Composition

Composition

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Bhāgālu (Halves)        
   For Wind Ensemble

     duration 9'34"  for the U.S. Coast Guard Band
Mountain Air
   For Oboe and Electronics

     duration 13'25""  commissioned by Lauren Williams
Ashakiran
   For English Horn 
     duration 8'  commissioned by Lauren Williams 
     Recording May 30th, 2019-Lauren Williams
      Jacqueline Leclair: Music for English Horn Alone
   
Kusuma (contact below for score)
   For Flute and Guitar 
     duration 15'  
        Premiere May 10th, 2017
   
Kusuma movement 1 - Meera Gudipati, Chris Garwood
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Exploring Flute Etudes
    For Solo Flute
       diligent practice for easier performance
            2019-2022
 
La Folia alla Pilu
    For Solo Flute
       Six movements based on Raga Pilu
            2023
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Teaching

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More than a decade of experience teaching flute to all ages, Meera Gudipati approaches musical pedagogy as a continuous adventure of discovery. Gudipati guides her students to find their unique path with the flute while bringing fulfillment to the learning process. Connecting principals of the flute to other interests and topics, Gudipati threads a common ground between music and the surrounding world. 

Students can except to grow through listening examples, fluid technical exercises , expressive sound studies, informed phrasing, ergonomic body alignment, historical and theoretical background knowledge, and aural awareness.

 

These fundamentals play a vital role in expressing yourself as a musician, so Gudipati ensures that students make small and steady progress each week

Meera Gudipati maintains a selective private studio in the NYC area. Contact her for lessons and masterclasses in the form below.

Gudipati currently serves as the flute faculty for Rudolf Steiner School in NYC. Previous positions include flute faculty for Wesleyan University and Connecticut College. Over the summer, Gudipati joined the National Orchestral Institute as alumni faculty leading masterclasses and sectionals as well as performing with the orchestra. As an active masterclass technician, Gudipati appeared as guest teacher at The University of Texas at Austin, Lamar University, Colburn Community School, and Fordham University. 

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