Flutist Stacey Russell has received many recognitions for her achievements as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. Stacey is the Instructor of Music at Beaufort County Community College and Adjunct Instructor of Music at Nash Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College. Russell holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance from the University of South Carolina.
A proponent of new music, Stacey’s research interests include the prepared flute and chamber music for young musicians. Her dissertation focuses on the prepared flute, and portions of that project can be found under the “Prepared Flute” tab of this website. A 2017 winner of the National Flute Association’s Graduate Research Competition, and the 2013 winner of the Outstanding Graduate Student award, Stacey Russell has an unparalleled passion for teaching, community engagement, and performing and researching new works for the flute. The foremost expert on the Prepared Flute, Stacey has presented at Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Greater Philadelphia Flute, South Carolina Flute Society, and National Flute Association Conventions.
Stacey maintains a full private studio in Greenville, North Carolina. She enjoys the unique challenges of each grade level, and her students range from 5 years of age to adults. Stacey currently serves on the board of the SC Flute Society, and is a member of the Raleigh Area Flute Association.
She was awarded a Teaching Assistantship while pursuing her Master’s degree in flute performance at Wright State University, and earned the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her innovative teaching and dedication to her students. While completing her degree, she was invited to perform in the 2012 and 2013 Honors Recitals.
Comfortable as a collaborative musician and soloist, recent performances have taken her to Saarburg (Germany), Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Stacey’s teachers and mentors include Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley, Dr. Christopher Chaffee, and Lori Akins.
Stacey has been elected President (2-year term) for the South Carolina Flute Society. April 2018.
Stacey has accepted a position as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, NC, beginning this spring. November 2017.
Stacey has the honor of serving as the 2018 Competition Coordinator for the South Carolina Flute Society's Spring Festival Competitions. October 2017.
Stacey has accepted a position as Instructor of Music at Beaufort Community College in Greenville, NC, beginning this fall. August 2017.
Stacey is a winner of the National Flute Association's Graduate Research Competition! She will present at the convention in Minnesota. August 2017.
Stacey was presented with the "Super Supporter Award" from Student Support Services at Beaufort CCC. May 2017.
Stacey was invited to present a lecture recital on the "Prepared Flute" at the Mid-South Flute Convention in Mississippi. April 2017.
Stacey was invited to present a lecture recital on the "Prepared Flute" at the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Convention in PA. March 2017.
Stacey was invited to present a lecture recital on the "Prepared Flute" at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Virginia. February 2017.
Stacey has the honor of serving as the 2017 Competition Coordinator for the South Carolina Flute Society's Spring Festival Competitions. October 2016.
Stacey and duo partner John Holloway will perform in the Soli Deo Gloria Recital in Greenville, NC. September 2016.
Stacey received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. August 2016.
Stacey has accepted a position as Adjunct Instructor at Beaufort Community College in Greenville, NC, beginning this fall. July 2016.