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.
Gudipati's passion for the outdoors and music lead her to start MuseOut, a musical hike for all. MuseOut seeks to build a more welcoming hiking and new music community through collaborating with local underrepresented composers and performers to perform concerts in nature.
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.
Meera Gudipati currently holds the co-principal flute position with the United States Coast Guard Band and the South Asian Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Gudipati was the acting principal flute with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for the 2015-2017 seasons. Gudipati serves as the Flute Applied Music Faculty for Wesleyan University and Connecticut College.
Representing the United States and India, Gudipati performed in the 2021 concert "Spirit of South Asia" a digital gitanjali (musical offering) by the musicians of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra (SASO). In Ocotber 2019, Gudipati traveled to Bangalore, India for the "Peace Notes" concert, 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 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". The Yale Music in Schools program commissioned Gudipati for a reed quintet, Kalyan’s Journey, featuring Indian raag Kalyan. Javārī Ratios for flute and electronics was commission by NYC flutist Leo Sussman, who premiered it online at The John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium.
As a musician, I believe that it is important to discover your own path, and I help my students find theirs through getting to know their interests, guiding them through listening examples, and exposing them to performance and professional opportunities. In lessons, I make sure that students have the skills to play with fluid technique, expressive sounds, informed phrasing, ergonomic body alignment, historical and theoretical background, and aural awareness. I think that these fundamentals play a vital role in expressing yourself as a musician, so I ensure that students make small and steady progress each week.
Gudipati currently serves as the Applied Flute Faculty for Wesleyan University and Connecticut College where she maintains diverse and engaging flute studios. Over the summer, Gudipati joins the National Orchestral Institute as faculty leading masterclasses and sectionals as well as performing with the orchestra. As an active masterclass technician, Gudipati appeared as guest teacher at Lamar University, Colburn Community School, and Fordham University.
Feel free to check out the composition tab where you can find flute etudes for intermediate to advanced students.
Please refer to the contact form below to schedule masterclasses and prospective flute lessons.
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