Ana Flavia Zuim is a voice instructor for musical theatre at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She is also an accomplished pianist, conductor, and musical director. Her teaching experience includes voice, piano and electric bass, both at her private studio, and at the University of Miami, New World School of the Arts, Barry University, and Florida Atlantic University. She was assistant director for FAU Tops Camp in 2008 and 2009, and worked at the Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Camp in Lenox, MA in 2011, where she also collaborated with Belvoir’s post camp program “A Broader Way” directed by Idina Menzel and Jeanine Tesori. She is musical director at Miami Children’s Theatre, a position she’s held since 2009. Interested in musical theatre compositions, Ana Flavia has been researching the importance of speech inflection in musical theatre compositions, with great help from renowned contemporary composers Libby Larsen and Larry O’Keefe. She has music directed and conducted numerous musicals and showcases, and worked with various Broadway accredited professionals. A native of Brazil, Ana Flavia moved to the US in 2003 after completing her bachelors of music at State University of Londrina. She earned a Master’s in piano performance from Lynn University and is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Fine and Performing Arts from Florida Atlantic University, where she was a winner of their annual Concerto Competition.