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Northwest Missouri State University

Rebecca Dunnell

Rebecca Dunnell



232 Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2002

Professor of Music


  • Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) Flute Performance; University of North Carolina
  • Master of Music (M.M.) Flute Performance; University of North Carolina
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Flute Performance; Long Island University, NY

Courses Taught

  • Flute and Flute Ensembles
  • Music Literature and History: Antiquity through Renaissance
  • Music Literature and History: Baroque and Classical
  • World Music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Research and Bibliography
  • Foundations of Music Theory
  • Enjoyment of Music

Academic Interests

  • Flute repertoire and pedagogy
  • Socio-Musical history, especially Ancien Régime
  • Music of Northern India
  • Women in Music

Scholarly Activity

  • Presenter and Panel moderator, National Flute Convention, Washington, D.C., 2015.
  • Performer and Presenter, Mid-South Flute Society Flute Festival, 2015.
  • Presenter, Flute Society of Washington, D.C. Flute Festival, 2014.
  • Clinician, Kentucky Flute Festival, Campbellsville University, KY, 2013.  
  • Guest Faculty, the British Isles Music Festival, Ardingly College, West Sussex, U.K. August 2012.
  • Editor, The Flutist’s Handbook: Pedagogy Anthology, vol. 2, published by the National Flute Association, 2012.
  • Presenter, British Flute Society International Convention, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 2010.
  • Performance, Concert of Indian Classical Music, Chhandayan Centre for Classical Indian Music, New York City, NY, 2010.
  • Performance, (Zephyr Flute & Harp Duo) presented by the Lyra Harp Society of Kansas City. 2010.
  • Performance, Arkansas State University, selection via Missouri Arts Council performer listings. This residency of workshops and capstone evening performance was presented with funds from MAAA (Mid-America Arts Alliance with funds from National Endowment for the Arts, Arkansas Arts Council) and the ASU Lecture-Concert series. 2010.
  • Contributor, Selected Flute Repertoire and Studies: A Graded Guide, published by the National Flute Association, 2009.
  • Presenter, The Royal College of Music, London, U.K. 2009.
  • Performance, David Taddie's "Luminosity for Flute/Alto flute and Electronic Sounds," National Flute Association Convention, 2008.
  • Publication, Mozart: Sonata K. 13, arranged for flute & harp, pub. by ALRY, Inc. 2008.
  • Performances, St. Joseph Symphony, St. Joseph, MO, 2008-2012. 

Student Group Advisement and Service

  • Study Abroad course in Music Literature and History, London, 2015.
  • Undergraduate Research grants for students’ participation and performances at National Flute Convention, 2014, 2012; Flute Festival, Washington D.C., 2015. 
  • Director, Project Impact Grant, national grant from Sigma Alpha Iota for music in the schools and community 2013-present.
  • Faculty Advisor, Sigma Alpha Iota, International women's honor music fraternity. 2002-present.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Missouri-London program: faculty residence in London, U.K., teaching World Music, Music Appreciation, and British Life & Culture. International Enrichment program at Imperial College. 2008.
  • Member, Pedagogy Committee, National Flute Association. 2009-present.
  • Research grants to pursue academic interests at Archives Nationale and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; and British Library, London, U.K.  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • President, Kansas City Flute Association, 2007-2010.