Flutist Stacey Russell has received recognition for her achievements as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. Stacey is the former full-time Instructor of Music at Beaufort County Community College. She recently moved to Morgantown, West Virginia to live with her husband, Jonas. She is currently a Lecturer at West Virginia University, and Adjunct Instructor of Music at Beaufort County Community College, Nash Community College, Pamlico Community College, and Rosemont College. A 2018 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award Winner, 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, Raleigh Area Flute, and National Flute Association Conventions.
Stacey maintains a full private studio in Morgantown, West Virginia. She enjoys the unique challenges of each grade level, and her students range from 5 years of age to adults. Stacey currently serves as President 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.
Comfortable as a collaborative musician and soloist, recent performances have taken her to Belgium, Saarburg (Germany), Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Stacey’s teachers and mentors include Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley, Dr. Christopher Chaffee, and Lori Akins.
Stacey’s Teacher Enrichment Grant application through MTNA was accepted. She will be taking a course through Creative Commons starting in September 2019.
Stacey’s presentation proposal “Inclusion: Reaching the Prison Population through Online Music Appreciation” was accepted by the College Music Society. She will present at the National Convention in October 2019.
Stacey has accepted a position as Lecturer at the West Virginia University May 2019.
Stacey has accepted a position as Adjunct Instructor at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania March 2019.
Stacey is a 2018 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award winner. December 2018.
Stacey is now a BCCC Certified Online Instructor. December 2018.
Stacey has accepted a position as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro, NC, beginning this fall. She will be working with Pamlico Correctional Institution. August 2018.
Stacey has been elected President (2-year term) for the South Carolina Flute Society. April 2018.