Dr. Ana Flavia Zuim is an award-winning musical director and an accomplished conductor, pianist, singing health specialist, and electric bassist. She is currently as Director of Vocal Performance at NYU’s Steinhardt School. A native of Brazil, she moved to the USA in 2003 after completing her bachelor’s in music at State University of Londrina (UEL). She now holds a master’s in piano performance (Lynn University, 2006), a doctorate – Ph.D. in Fine and Performing Arts (Florida Atlantic University, 2012) – and a Vocology certification (University of Utah, 2015).
Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Ana Flavia served as Director of Contemporary Voice at the Frost School of Music with a secondary appointment as Lecturer of Otolaryngology at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. Interested in the intricacy of the vocal mechanism, she serves as an active researcher and is a member of PAVA (Pan-American Vocology Association), as well as NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and the Musician’s Union.
Among her credits are the Broadway musical Hamilton (Rehearsal Pianist), the Broadway Across America tours of Billy Elliot (Associate Conductor/Vocal Coach), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Keys), Matilda (Keys), Kinky Boots (Keys), The Wizard of Oz (Keys), Annie (Keys), and The Sound of Music (Keys). She has also music directed Billy Elliot at The Ogunquit Playhouse (2014), for which she received an IRNE Award for best musical direction in 2015, and at the Maltz Jupiter Theater (2015), for which she was nominated for a Carbonell Award (2016). She has music directed and collaborated on over fifty musical theatre productions in South Florida between 2003 and 2016, gaining knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire from a variety of styles and periods and working with various Broadway accredited professionals along the way.