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Brianne Little

Visiting Instructor of Music Theory and Technology

blittle5@uca.edu

SFA 141

Dr. Brianne Little enjoys a successful career as a flute soloist, chamber musician, and music educator currently based in Conway, Arkansas. Dr. Little is a First Prize winner of the 2018 Vienna, 2019 Paris, and 2019 London Grand Prize Virtuoso competitions and the 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. She was a 3rd Prize Winner in the Colorado State University Concerto Competition 2012. She has performed nationally and internationally in Italy, France, and England and in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Amphithéâtre – Cité de la Musique, in Paris. In July 2019, she served as Guest Principal Flute with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Santa Cruz de La Sierra in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

 

Dr. Little’s previous positions include; Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, Adjunct Instructor of Flute at Southern Virginia University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Dr. Little enjoys teaching Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Ear Training, Music Technology, and Applied Flute Lessons in higher education. Additionally, Dr. Little was a recruiter for Fairmont State University where her work increased the incoming class size by over 200%. Dr. Little was also a frequent performer with the Charlottesville, Waynseboro, and Roanoke Symphonies in Virginia.

 

Dr. Little maintains an active private studio in central Arkansas and specializes in preparing students for state ensemble auditions, solo and ensemble, and for acceptance into excellent college music programs. Her previous students have gone on to schools such as Otterbein University (Ohio), James Madison University (Virginia), and Harvard University.

 

Dr. Little has performed or presented at regional and national conferences such as the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, the Music by Women Conference, and the National Flute Association Convention where she has led flute choirs, introduced group practice concepts, and performed new works by women composers. She currently serves on the Board of the Flute Society of Washington as their Secretary.

 

Dr. Little holds degrees from James Madison University (DMA), Colorado State University (MM), and Capital University (BA). She is an alumni member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Alpha Theta. Her major teachers have been Beth Chandler, Michelle Stanley, Lisa A. Jelle, and Mary Catherine Jones.