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Sharilynn Horhota

Sharilynn Horhota



Mrs. Sharilynn Horhota currently serves as the General Music Instructor at Victory Academy and has maintained a private flute studio for over 30 years. She has worked with students in Marion County middle and high schools as a woodwind clinician.

She earned her Associates in Music from Grand Rapids Junior College and studied with Darlene Dugan, nationally recognized for flute choir conducting. Mrs. Horhota earned her Bachelors in Flute Performance from Hartt School of Music, where she studied with John Wion, principal flute of the New York City Opera. She held the position of principal flute in the Hartt Wind Ensemble and the Hartt Repertory Orchestra. Mrs. Horhota participated in summer masterclasses with Julius Baker, principal flute of the New York Philharmonic, and received additional lessons from Brad Garner, former professor of flute at Julliard and The Cincinnati Conservatory. Following her graduation, she pursued further studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where she played in the Sibelius Academy Orchestra and the Academy Repertory Orchestra. Her studies at the Sibelius Academy were under the guidance of Liisa Ruoho, an international flute soloist and pioneer instructor utilizing Alexander Technique in flute pedagogy.

Mrs. Horhota’s performance experience includes engagements with the Norwalk Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Bridgeport Cabaret Theater, First Baptist Church Orchestra, Florida Philharmonic Symphony, Ocala Civic Theater, Nature Coast Community Band, Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, Wings of Faith Holiday Ensemble, and the Blessed Trinity Church Psalt Ensemble. She possesses a particular affinity for both Latin music and jazz, having performed with Tuna (Latin Ensemble), Groupo Fusion, and a Latin trio. Additionally, Mrs. Horhota has showcased her talents with the Silver Band (jazz big band).

Mrs. Horhota is enthusiastic about commencing her collaboration with the Community Music Conservatory, where she aims to offer a distinctive learning experience that combines proven techniques from elementary education, insights from nationally recognized performers and teachers, past performance experiences in various music genres, and her self-developed methods. She eagerly looks forward to working with students ranging from children to adults.