Shahid Yasser Osuna (he/him) is an LA-based flutist, arranger, and teaching artist. 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. During his time at CSUN, he won the 2019 Upper Division Concerto Competition. Shahid has played in masterclasses with flutists such as Robert Dick and Carol Wincenc, toured across the world in cities such as Paris and Munich, and has played flute with several ensembles across the Greater Los Angeles area, including the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, Song of Angels Flute Orchestra, Whittier Regional Symphony, San Fernando Symphony, Armenian Pops Orchestra, and the LA Symphonic Winds. His arrangements have been debuted through performances at national venues, such as at the 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, UT, and also virtually featured due to the recent pandemic. His most recent piece, a blues-inspired arrangement of “Amazing Grace”, has been featured by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Currently, Shahid teaches across Southern California through various music organizations and in his own private studio. In May 2021, Shahid completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in InstrumentalArts at the California Institute of the Arts. He is actively engaged in LA and globally with several genres and new composers as a performer and recording artist.