Shahid Yasser Osuna is an LA-based flutist, arranger, and teacher. In 2017, he received a certificate in Music Performance at the Coil School for the Arts in Riverside, CA studying under Eileen Holt, where he was the two-time winner of the President’s Honor Recital. In 2019, Shahid graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Wind Performance, where he studied with David Shostac. At his time at CSUN, he won the 2019 Upper Division Concerto Competition.
Shahid has played in masterclasses with flutists such as Carol Wincenc, Anne Zentner, Robert Dick, and Ian Clarke; toured across the world in cities such as Paris, Athens, Waikiki, Munich, and Orlando; and has played flute with several ensembles across the Greater Los Angeles area, including Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, Song of Angels Flute Orchestra, Whittier Regional Symphony, and LA Symphonic Winds. In addition to flute, he often gigs in the LA music scene on his doubles, oboe, saxophone, and clarinet. His arrangements, often for FluteSonic, are debuted often- including a performance at the 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.
Currently, Shahid teaches with New West Symphony Education through the Laby Harmony Project as the Flute Teaching Artist, and coaches with CSUN Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2021, Shahid will complete his Master of Fine Arts degree in Instrumental Arts at the California Institute of the Arts.