Northern Arizona 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.