Significant teachers and mentors:
Ms. Gutierrez has been fortunate enough to have a lot of exposure to the music world and the various talents that are present within it. That being said, she has had several significant teachers/mentors over the years, the most primary being Amy Porter, her instructor from the University of Michigan, and Walfrid Kujala, her instructor from Northwestern University.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Shana recently released the album Mobile with guitarist Jesse Langen, featuring world premiere recordings of music by Fredrick Gifford. Her other collaborations include those with renown composers Kaija Saariaho, Brian Ferneyhough, Mark Andre, and Hans Thomalla.
Ms. Gutierrez is the founded of Sonic Sculptures: A Journey in Sound, through which she presents concerts and workshops on contemporary flute music and techniques throughout the US and abroad. She was also a former fellow of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival and performs on a Burkart flute and piccolo.