Pangaea Chamber Players release new CD
Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, associate professor of flute in the Department of Music, is part of a trio that recently released a CD on the Navona Records label. Kunzer is a founding member of the trio Pangaea Chamber Players, which explores the fickle nexus between music and visual art in their new release "Three Perspectives." The young trio presents three new compositions by contemporary composers.
A versatile musician, Kunzer 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, or OSU, and Western Illinois University, or WIU, and was the flutist in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. She has also held positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and is currently the principal flute in the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Among Kunzer'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, China and Europe. Kunzer has appeared as a concerto 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.
Submitted by: Vicky Santos