Director of the Honors Program
Caterpillar Professor of Music
Kyle Dzapo enjoys a diverse career as teacher, scholar, and performing artist. She teaches flute students and music history classes in the Department of Music and also leads seminars through the Honors Program and participates in Study Abroad programs in Vienna, London, and Salzburg.
Dr. Dzapo is currently under contract with Oxford University Press for Notes for Flutists: A Guide to Selected Works, the flagship book in Oxford’s “Notes for Performers” series for which she serves as Series Editor. She is also a pre-concert lecturer for the Chicago Symphony and has given presentations for the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. As the leading authority on Danish flutist, composer, and conductor Joachim Andersen, she has published a compact disc recording, Joachim Andersen: Etudes and Salon Music (Naxos, 2010); the book Joachim Andersen: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1999); articles for journals of the American, British, French, Dutch, and Finnish flute associations and the Lexikon der Flöte (ed. Andràs Adorjàn, Laaber, 2009); and new editions of Andersen’s Fünf leichtere Stücke, Op. 56, and Salonstücke, Op. 52, with his original publisher, Zimmermann of Frankfurt.
Dr. Dzapo served as Principal Flutist of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra for twenty years, performing as soloist in works by Bach, Ciardi, Ibert, Martin, Mozart, and Nielsen with reviews praising her “elegant” performances, her “full, lovely tone and her expressive, masterful phrasing,” and the way “she executed dazzlingly complex lines with seeming ease.” She has presented recitals in London and Denmark, on live broadcasts for WFMT’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Sunday Afternoon Live,” and at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Bradley University has recognized her work as a dedicated teacher and scholar with awards including the Caterpillar, Inc. New Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award. In 2010, she was awarded a Caterpillar Professorship. Dr. Dzapo earned the Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, Master of Music degree with Distinction in Performance from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan.