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Patricia L. Spencer

Adjunct Professor of Music


BM, 1965, Oberlin Coll


PATRICIA SPENCER is flutist with the Da Capo Chamber Players, performing an annual New York concert series plus international tours. She appeared recently with the Avalon String Quartet as guest artist in Mario Davidovsky?s stunning "Quartetto" and other works. Her performance of Pierre Boulez's Sonatine, with Linda Hall, for the Look & Listen Festival, was called "sensational" by Musicweb. Recent NY Times reviews have cited her "passionate, warm-blooded performance" of the Berio Sequenza (June 2008) and noted that she "negotiated swirling figures and multiphonics deftly" in Tania Le?n?s Alma (September 2008). She received a standing ovation for her performance of Joan Tower's Flute Concerto, for the NFA Convention in Nashville; and much acclaim for her premiere of Shulamit Ran's flute concerto, Voices. Dozens of exciting pieces have been written for her, including Thea Musgrave's Narcissus and Judith Shatin's Kairos (both on Neuma Records). Ms. Spencer teaches at Bard College and Hofstra University.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 004P (CP) FLUTE & PICCOLO Undergraduate
MUS 020 (CP) ENSEMBLE Undergraduate
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