Shelly Granger is an active orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher on the central coast of California. She is the Flute Instructor at California Polytechnic State University and Principal Flute for Symphony of the Vines. Shelly has performed as a soloist with the Symphony of the Vines, Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony and San Luis Chamber Orchestra and appears regularly on Cal Poly faculty recitals. She has served as judge for the MTNA California State Woodwind Competition and San Diego Artist Gold competition, conducts the Cal Poly Flute Choir and appears as a clinician at flute conventions. Shelly has also performed with Opera SLO, The Rogue Valley Symphony, Festival Mozaic, Cuesta Master Chorale and the Rogue Opera and Ballet.
Shelly’s research areas include developing real-time music visualization software to enrich the audiences’ listening experience and using sound analysis software to teach vibrato and pitch control. She works at the intersection of music, physics and technology to create real-time visualizations that deepen the viewer’s understanding of music.
While attending the University of Oregon School of Music on scholarship, Shelly earned a degree in Music Performance with Richard Trombley. She continued her studies with Alexa Still and Jim Walker and has appeared in masterclasses with Robert Stallman, Leone Buyse, and John Solum.