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 both the Pangaea Chamber Players and the Elicio Winds. 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 performed concerts and given performance masterclasses throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She released her debut album with the Pangaea Chamber Players on the Navona record label in January of 2021, and she will be releasing a solo album in the summer of 2022. Dr. Broffitt 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 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.


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Last Updated: May 10, 2021