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Stacey Russell, Flute Guest

Free and open to the public! Location: Room 110, Music Building I

Flutist Stacey Russell has received many recognitions for her achievements as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. Stacey is the Instructor of Music at Beaufort County Community College and Adjunct Instructor of Music at Nash Community College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Pamlico Community College. Russell holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance from the University of South Carolina. 

A proponent of new music, Stacey’s research interests include the prepared flute and chamber music for young musicians. Her dissertation focuses on the prepared flute, and portions of that project can be found under the “Prepared Flute” tab of this website. A 2017 winner of the National Flute Association’s Graduate Research Competition, and the 2013 winner of the Outstanding Graduate Student award, Stacey Russell has an unparalleled passion for teaching, community engagement, and performing and researching new works for the flute. The foremost expert on the Prepared Flute, Stacey has presented at Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Greater Philadelphia Flute, South Carolina Flute Society, and National Flute Association Conventions.

Stacey maintains a full private studio in Greenville, North Carolina. She enjoys the unique challenges of each grade level, and her students range from 5 years of age to adults. Stacey currently serves on the board of the SC Flute Society, and is a member of the Raleigh Area Flute Association.

She was awarded a Teaching Assistantship while pursuing her Master’s degree in flute performance at Wright State University, and earned the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her innovative teaching and dedication to her students. While completing her degree, she was invited to perform in the 2012 and 2013 Honors Recitals. 

Comfortable as a collaborative musician and soloist, recent performances have taken her to Saarburg (Germany), Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Stacey’s teachers and mentors include Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley, Dr. Christopher Chaffee, and Lori Akins.