PhD Musical Arts, University of Arizona
MM, Indiana University
BM, Indiana University
Rebecca Kemper Scarnati joined the faculty at Northern Arizona
University in 1991 where she teaches oboe, chamber music, and music theory. Dr.
Scarnati is principal oboist of the Flagstaff Symphony, and oboist for the
Kokopelli Quintet. She earned her doctor of musical arts degree from University
of Arizona and both her bachelor and master of music degrees and the
performer's certificate in oboe from Indiana University.
Her principal teachers have included Jerry Sirucek of Indiana
University and John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra.
She performs with the Desert Foothills Music Fest in Carefree,
the Flagstaff Festival of the Arts, the Wagner Festival Orchestra (Arizona
Opera), and the Desert Symphony (Palm Springs).
She has been principal oboist with the Binghamton Symphony,
Tri-Cities Opera, Corning Philharmonic, and Elmira Symphony and has performed
with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro
Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, and Chautauqua Festival Orchestra. Touring for
three years in the United States and Europe as the oboist with the Con Spirito
Woodwind Quintet, based in Pittsburgh, she has also been a faculty member at
the State University of New York at Binghamton, Ohio University, Indiana
University, and the Symphony School of America.