VIRGINIA BROFFITT KUNZER
Associate Professor of Flute
Pangaea Chamber Players
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
Virginia is a Miyazawa Performing Artist
Dr. Virginia Broffitt Kunzer is Associate Professor of Flute at Auburn University, Principal Flute of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Flute Mentor for the Hot Springs Music Festival, and a founding member of the Pangaea Chamber Players. Before her appointment at Auburn, she served as faculty at Oklahoma State University and Western Illinois University and was the flutist in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. She has also held orchestral positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and is a past winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition.
A versatile musician, she has established a successful and diverse career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Appearing as a concerto soloist with numerous ensembles, she has also performed concerts and given performance masterclasses throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is an active presence in the National Flute Association through performances and service: performing regularly at conventions and previously serving as a Board Member and Coordinator of the Young Artist Competition.
A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. Broffitt She holds degrees from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BM), and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM and DMA). Her past teachers include Randy Bowman, Dr. Tadeu Coelho, Jack Wellbaum, and Dr. Irna Priore.
Virginia is a Miyazawa Performing Artist.
HOT SPRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dr. Broffitt is the Flute Mentor at the Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, AR. The 2020 Festival will run from May 31-June 13. Visit the HSMF website for application and audition information.
If you are interested in auditioning for the flute studio at AU, include your desired degree program, year in school, current school, and current private instructor and/or band director.