Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profile

Sulina Baek, D.M.A.

Guest Lecturer, Flute

On Faculty since 2023


Born in South Korea, Sulina Baek started playing the piano at age 6 and picked up her mother’s flute at age 12. As a passionate orchestral musician, she has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, Norwalk City Hall, Fischer Center at Bard, and Krannert Center for Performing Arts Center, etc. Dr. Baek has performed with Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Nutmeg Symphony, Montclair Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, Astoria Choir Orchestra, and Loft Opera. She was nominated as a flute fellow in the Orchestra of Americas Academy and chosen to participate in the Napa Valley Festival Orchestra.   As an active chamber musician, she appeared as a principal flute for Naxos Records titled “Equinox” 21st Century Orchestral and Chamber Works with Foot in the Door Ensemble.

Her gifted artistry has been recognized by New Jersey Young Artist Competition, Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition, Nancy Crew Eller Artist Competition, New York Flute Club Competition, Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition, South Carolina Collegiate Competition, Wisconsin Young Artist Competition, and Young Artist Competition for Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. 

In addition to her performing Dr. Baek is a passionate teacher and adjudicator. She holds a private studio in CT where she teaches and mentors students of all levels. She has been an adjudicator for the Schubert Music Club of Fairfield County in Connecticut.

Dr. Baek earned her Master of Music degree at Mannes School of Music under the tutelage of Judith Mendenhall, her Bachelor of Music at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying under Jonathan Keeble. She completed her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at the University of Hartford – The Hartt School. The title of her doctoral dissertation is “Thirty Caprices, op. 107 for Solo Flute by Sigfrid Karg-Elert as Models for Flute Solo Repertoire and Orchestral Excerpts.”

University of Hartford – The Hartt School, Hartford, CT
D.M.A. Flute Performance, Minor, Music Theory

Mannes School of Music – The New School, New York City, NY
M.M. Orchestral Instruments – Flute 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
B.M. Flute Performance