Department of Music

Virginia Broffitt Kunzer

Virginia Broffitt Kunzer

Associate Professor
111 Goodwin Music Building

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. A versatile musician, she has established a successful career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. 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 positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Among Virginia’s notable accomplishments are winning the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in 2004.

As a performer and pedagogue, she has given performance master classes and performed concerts throughout The United States and Europe. Virginia has appeared as a soloist with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, INTY Ensemble, the OSU Wind Ensemble, OSU Symphony Orchestra, and the WIU Symphony Orchestra. She is an active presence in the National Flute Association: performing at numerous conventions and previously serving as a Board Member and Coordinator of the Young Artist Competition.

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 Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her past teachers include Randy Bowman, Dr. Tadeu Coelho, Jack Wellbaum, and Dr. Irna Priore.

Virginia is a Miyazawa Performing Artist.

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Last Updated: April 01, 2019