Professor of Oboe/Music Theory
Building 37, Room 185
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Musical Arts, University of Arizona
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.
principal teachers have included Jerry Sirucek of Indiana University and John
Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra.
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.