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Rebecca Dunnell



232 Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Bldg



Joined Northwest in 2002



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

Non-Degree Studies

  • Bach Aria Group Fellowship (NY)
  • Marcel Moyse Flute Seminars (VT)
  • Master class performances
    • Julius Baker (NY Philharmonic)
    • Thomas Nyfenger (Yale)
  • Private study
    • Samuel Baron (Juilliard)
    • Harold Bennett (Metropolitan Opera)

Courses Taught

  • Flute
  • Flute Ensembles
  • Music Literature: Antiquity through Renaissance
  • Music Literature: Baroque and Classical
  • World Music
  • Senior Recital and Seminar
  • Foundations in Music Theory
  • Enjoyment of Music-Honors 

Academic Interests

  • Flute performance and pedagogy
  • Women in Music
  • Mozart’s Patrons
  • Music of India

Scholarly Activity


  • The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Vol. 2 (special publication of the National Flute Association).


  • The Flutist Quarterly, journal of the National Flute Association; NACWPI Journal, journal of the National Association of College Woodwind and Percussion Instructors; Pan!, Journal of the British Flute Society

Presentations and Performances

  • U.K.
    • British Isles Music Festival
    • British Flute Society Convention
    • Royal College of Music
  • U.S.
    • National Flute Association conventions
    • Flute Days and Flute Festivals: Mid-Atlantic Flute Society in Washington, D.C., Florida Flute Association, Mid-South Flute Festival, Kentucky Flute Society, Kansas City Flute Association


  • MTNA in Virginia and Missouri; for All-District and All-State selection in Missouri, North Carolina, and New York

Current Publishing Project

  • Etudes that Engage! – arrangements and compositions based on Andersen flute etudes opus 37 and 41

Student Group Advisement

  • Sigma Alpha Iota, International Women’s Music Fraternity

Other Professional Experiences

Freelance performance career in New York: Studio work; Chamber music: Lyra Chamber Players, North Shore Woodwind Quintet, Zephyr Flute & Harp Duo (performances from Maine to Arkansas); New music: Lothlorien (two LP albums and East coast tours), Columbia Composers, 20th-Century Chamber Players, flute & guitar duo (notably at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Recital Hall). Orchestras (regional): Bronx Opera, Nassau Symphony, West Islip Orchestra, Bay Area Symphony, Hicksville Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra.

Previous university teaching at Hollins University, Guilford College, Greensboro College, Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, A&T State University (NC), Williams College, University of Greensboro-NC, Alamance Community College, Rockingham Community College. Community music school:  Music Academy of North Carolina.