Dr. Virginia Broffitt Kunzer is Associate Professor of Flute at Auburn University, principal flute of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and a founding member of the Pangaea Chamber Players. A versatile musician, she has established a successful career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Before her appointment at OSU she served as faculty at Western Illinois University and flutist in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. She has also held positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Broffitt was a faculty member with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department and served as guest artist and faculty in residence for The North Carolina School of the Arts Musica Piccola festival. Among Virginia’s notable accomplishments are winning the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in 2004.
An avid teacher and performer, she has given performance master classes and performed concerts throughout The United States and Europe. Virginia has appeared as a soloist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, INTY Ensemble, the OSU Wind Ensemble, OSU Symphony Orchestra, and the WIU Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at numerous NFA conventions. An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, Virginia has had the opportunity to work with many notable contemporary composers on their pieces, including Chen Yi, Derek Bermel, George Tsontakis, Jake Heggie, Michael Fiday, and Moritz Eggert.
A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. Broffitt received her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Tadeu Coelho. She went on to receive a Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her past teachers include Dr. Bradley Garner, Randy Bowman, Dr. Tadeu Coelho, Jack Wellbaum, and Dr. Irna Priore.
Virginia is a Miyazawa Performing Artist.
- First movement of the Mozart Concerto in G major (no accompaniment required)
- A second contrasting piece or movement of the applicant’s choice (not to exceed 10 minutes)
- Orchestral Excerpts – Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (176 through the second bar of 179), Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi du’un faune (beginning through rehearsal 3), Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3 (measures 328-360), Mendelssohn: Scherzo (2 measures before P through the end), and one piccolo excerpt of the applicant’s choice.