John M. Long School of Music
104 Smith Hall
Rachel Nozny is an Adjunct Instructor at Troy University where she teaches Aural Skills. She is also piccoloist with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. Rachel holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Flute Performance from Mercer University, and a Masters of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Kentucky. Nozny has studied with flutists Kathy Farmer, Kelly Via, Gordon Cole, and most recently with world-renowned soloist Carol Wincenc.
Rachel’s previous engagements include Principal Flutist of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2012, with whom she was a featured soloist in 2012, and Adjunct Instructor of Music at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND. She also performs with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (Niceville, FL), Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (Pensacola, FL), Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA), and the Macon Symphony Orchestra (Macon, GA). While at the University of Kentucky was principal flute of the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble with which she toured China and was a featured soloist in 2008. During this time she also performed on recordings with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Michael Colgrass and folk-music legend Arlo Guthrie.
Since moving to Troy, Nozny has performed as a guest soloist with the University of South Alabama Flute Studio, Mercer University Flute Choir, as a guest artist at the 36th Southern Regional Conference of the College Music Society where she performed Sfumato for solo flute written by Dr. Traci Mendel, and founded the flute/guitar ensemble Duo R2 with fellow faculty member Robby Gibson.
Nozny is an active member of the National Flute Association, Phi Kappa Phi honors society, and is the current Exhibitors Coordinator for the MidSouth Flute Society. In addition to her duties at Troy, she is active as an educator in the Pike County public school system and is an advocate of new music and live performance constantly seeking innovative programming for new performances.