REBECCA PALUZZI - BIOGRAPHY
Rebecca Lile Paluzzi is
Professor of Flute and director of the
Suzuki Studies Program at East Tennessee
State University. She is a registered
Teacher-Trainer with the Suzuki Association
of the Americas and the European Suzuki
Association and has taught courses for
Suzuki teachers and students in Australia,
Ecuador, Finland, Germany,
Japan, Korea, and New Zealand and has served
as SAA Flute Representative to the
International Suzuki Association.
Mrs. Paluzzi holds a BM in
Multiple Woodwind Performance, a MM in Flute
Performance, and a Diploma in Suzuki
Pedagogy from the Talent Education Research
Institute School of Music in Matsumoto,
Japan, where she was a student of Toshio
Takahashi and was the first foreign graduate
from the Suzuki Flute Pedagogy program.
Mrs. Paluzzi has been a
featured presenter at the Australian Flute
Convention in Canberra as well as at
National Flute Association Conventions in
Phoenix, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles,
Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Albuquerque
and served on the NFA Pedagogy Committee.
Her students have performed at NFA
conventions in Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville,
and Pittsburgh. She has also presented at
state, and regional MENC conventions and was
a member of the Pedagogy Saturday panel at
the MTNA National Conference in Los Angeles
in March 1999. Her private students and
chamber ensembles have been state winners in
the MTNA Solo and Chamber competitions.
In July of 2007, Mrs. Paluzzi
released a CD entitled Forty Little
Pieces which she recorded with her
teacher, Louis Moyse who arranged the
An active performer, Mrs.
Paluzzi is principal flutist in the Johnson
City Symphony Orchestra, and is also a
member of the Symphony of the Mountains. She
has presented solo recitals in Australia,
Brazil, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Utah,
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Tennessee and is a
founding member of Meadowlark Chamber Trio.
She was featured as a soloist with the
Johnson City Symphony Orchestra during the
1999-2000 season having made previous solo
appearances in 1983 and 1988.
Mrs. Paluzzi enjoys biking,
kayaking, and hiking with her dogs, Gracey