Dr. Deanna Little
Associate Professor of Flute
Deanna R. Little, associate professor of flute at Middle Tennessee State University, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master of Music degree in flute performance and the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. Her primary instructors include James Scott, Kate Lukas, Peter Lloyd, Trevor Wye, and Angeleita Floyd.
As a professor at MTSU, Little currently teaches applied flute, classes in woodwind methods, literature and pedagogy and directs the MTSU Flute Choir.
As a writer/arranger she is the author of Daily Flutin', a daily warm-up and exercise book for flutists, and has arranged several works for flute ensemble.
As an active performer, Little is a member of the Stones River Chamber Players and a frequent guest on Nashville's WPLN "Live from Studio C" radio broadcasts. She has performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony ( AL), and Evansville Philharmonic (IN).
Little has won numerous awards for her flute playing. She was a two time winner in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition (1998, 1996) as well as the recipient of an award for best performance of a newly commissioned work at the 1996 convention. She was a winner in the 2007 Myrna Brown Competition in Texas and a 1998 semi-finalist in the New York Concert Artists Guild Competition.
She has performed as a soloist, master class clinician, and flute ensemble director throughout the mid-west and mid-south. She was also the 2004 local arrangements coordinator for the NFA Convention in Nashville, TN and is the past-president of the Mid-South Flute Society.
In addition to her teaching duties at MTSU, Little teaches on the faculty of the Tennessee
Governor's School for the Arts and has also taught on the faculty at Drake University.
Newly Released Flute Choir Christmas Album: The Silver Sounds of Christmas Available here from CDBABY.COM
Listen to excerpts from Deanna R. Little's new Album:
Diamonds Uncovered (20th Century North American Flute and Piano Solos)
Deanna R. Little, flute; Jerome Reed, piano
Sonata for Flute and Piano (1997) by Samuel Zyman (b. 1956)
Sonata for Flute and Piano by David Diamond (1915-2005)