Galit Kaunitz

Assistant Professor of Oboe

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Oboist Galit Kaunitz is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at The University of Southern Mississippi, joining the faculty in the fall of 2015. At Southern Miss, she teaches applied oboe and Success for Music Majors, a class designed to ready new students for the demands of college, and to navigate their careers beyond graduation. Additionally, she performs with Category 5, the faculty wind quintet.

Before joining the faculty, Dr. Kaunitz taught oboe at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she often performed with Driftless Winds, UW-Platteville’s faculty reed trio. Together, Driftless Winds performed a Midwestern tour of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Blackhawk College, Western Michigan University, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa in the 2014-2015 season. In the summer of 2015, Driftless Winds also completed a week long residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire that involved learning newly-composed repertoire for wind trio.

To mark her 2013 international debut, Dr. Kaunitz, as a member of the Coreopsis Quintet, was selected to give a performance and master class tour of Costa Rica as part of Centro Cultural’s Promising Artists of the 21st Century Program. Her orchestral career includes performances with the Charleston Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

Dr. Kaunitz earned her D.M. from The Florida State University with a Certificate in College Teaching, M.M. from The University of Texas at Austin, and B.M. from The Hartt School of Music. Her major teachers include Dr. Eric Ohlsson, Rebecca Henderson, and Humbert Lucarelli.