Flute and piccolo player, Rebecca Pancner (formerly Rebecca Tutunick) enjoys a passionate and creative lifestyle, balancing performing, teaching, studying, and community engagement.
Rebecca is the newly appointed piccolo player with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she was a fellow with The Orchestra Now, retained a substitute membership (finalist) for The New World Symphony, and held an Associate membership with The Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Rebecca has received significant recognition on flute and piccolo and she has participated in distinguished summer festivals that include Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Chautauqua Summer Festival Orchestra, and Miami Music Festival. She is a prize winner of the 2020 National Flute Association Piccolo Artist Competition, and the 2021 Walfrid Kujala International Piccolo Competition. She is the 2020 Indiana University Woodwind Concerto Competition Winner, a two-time National YoungArts Winner, the 2015 Sunrise Pops Concerto Competition winner, a Consummate Flutist performer, and a two-time New World Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition finalist with Honorable Mention. She is also the 2018 James and Helen Pellerite Orchestral Scholarship Competition Winner and a 2018 BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship Competition winner. Rebecca was awarded the Performer's Certificate from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music.
The only passion that measures up to her love for playing the flute is Rebecca’s passion for service and community engagement. She has participated in multiple initiatives with Classical Music Indy, Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program, Ress Family Hospital Performance Project, HMI Outbound, Alpha Mu Music Therapy Honor Society, and Sigma Alpha Iota.
Rebecca enjoys teaching students of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. She wholeheartedly commits to each lesson she offers, and flexibly tailors her teaching style to maximize each individual's growth and musical enjoyment. She served as the Associate Instructor of Flute at Indiana University for the 2019-2020 school year. She also has experience as a masterclass teacher for the Antofagasta Symphony of Chile, and the Broward All County Middle and High School Bands. She has served as flute instructor with Donna E. Shalala MusicReach, Aspen P.A.L.S., and elementary, middle, and high school bands.
Rebecca earned her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Miami, Frost School of Music. She is indebted to her teachers Thomas Robertello, Trudy Kane, Melanie Lançon, Ebonee Thomas, and Jeanne Tarrant. She is also grateful for the guidance she has received from Erica Peel, Nicola Mazzanti, Rena Urso, and Ian Clarke, among others.