Tammy Yonce

Tammy Y.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I hold a doctorate in flute performance and have enjoyed teaching flute students since 1997.

About Tammy Y.

Tammy Evans Yonce, an Atlanta native, is a flutist, collaborative musician, writer, professor, and Fulbright Scholar. She is a dedicated new music performer who is particularly interested in the commissioning and teaching of new music. Dr. Yonce has commissioned over two dozen works involving flute, many with a specific focus on creating new music for the Glissando Headjoint.

Based in South Dakota and active internationally, Dr. Yonce has recently presented and performed at the National Flute Association, British Flute Society, Canadian Flute Association, World Flutes Festival (Argentina), and New Music Gathering conventions. She spent winter break 2017 on a faculty fellowship to Israel. She has also given performances at Flute Festival Mid-South, College Music Society, Atlanta Flute Club, Flute Society of Kentucky, Austin Flute Society, Society of Composers, NACWPI, Electronic Music Midwest, MOXsonic, and South Carolina Flute Festival conventions. She has given recitals and masterclasses extensively throughout the Midwest and Southeast and was guest artist at the 2015 New Voices Festival at Wichita State University and the 2017 Montana Flute Festival. Recent solo performances with South Dakota State University ensembles include Kennan’s Night Soliloquy, the Gordeli Concerto, and Puckett’s The Shadow of Sirius. Her debut CD, Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice, was released in September 2018.

As a writer, Dr. Yonce has had articles published in The Flutist Quarterly; Flute Talk; Pan, the Journal of the British Flute Society; The Flute View; and South Dakota Musician. She frequently contributes CD reviews to The Flute View.

Dr. Yonce is Associate Professor of Music at South Dakota State University, where she teaches applied flute, woodwind pedagogy, and courses in musicology. She recently designed and taught an interdisciplinary Honors colloquium, which explored music in connection with neurology, therapy, global studies, technology, politics, and the arts. A first-prize winner of the Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition, she holds degrees in flute performance from Kennesaw State University (BM), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Georgia (DMA).

Dr. Yonce has served as a judge for the Newly Published Music Competition and Collegiate Flute Choir Competition of the National Flute Association as well as of competitions of the British Flute Society, Flute Society of Kentucky, and San Diego Flute Guild. She currently serves on the New Music Advisory Committee and Archives and Oral History Committee of the National Flute Association and formerly served on the board of the Atlanta Flute Club. She recently gave a TEDx talk about collaboration, new music, and the Glissando Headjoint.

Dr. Yonce is a Powell Flutes Artist.


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5 Reviews
Paul R.
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Tammy exceeded my expectations . She is a very talented teacher and I look forward to learning how to play the flute competently.

Posted May 18, 2020
Stephanie H.

I feel very fortunate to have had Tammy as my dear friend and colleague for years. She possesses a contagious passion and enthusiasm for her craft. She is an absolutely inspiring performer and a very knowledgeable, gifted teacher. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Cory W.
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Ask any musician, and they will tell you that making the choice to invest in a private music instructor is a critical step in growth and development--no matter the individual's age or experience level. When you're devoting time and energy into bettering yourself, you want to know that you're learning from a friendly, accessible, and most of all qualified, teacher. Dr. Tammy Y. is all of these things and much more.

Dr. Tammy Y. never failed to challenge me in the pieces she assigned, never failed to help me prepare to my very best ability for auditions or recitals, and never failed to give her honest and helpful critique and advice to help me advance as a flutist.

To anyone looking for a private flute instructor, I would recommend highly, wholeheartedly, and very enthusiastically to learn from this amazing teacher and performer. So whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, young or old, Dr. Tammy Y. provides the very best resources and sets the highest expectations for her students.

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Arthur H.
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Tammy is a fantastic teacher! She is able to to help students of all levels achieve their goals. Her students learn the fundamentals as well as musical nuance. I was impressed with her ability to not only notice my weaknesses, but also to come up with several ways to fix them. If you are looking for a flute teacher look no further!

Posted Dec 6, 2014
Carl S.

Tammy is without a doubt one of the most amazing musicians that I have met in my many years as a musician/educator. Her passion for music is very apparent when you hear her perform or speak of music. As an instructor, Tammy does a wonderful job relating to the student and providing them with the tools to take the next step. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in both performing and teaching. It is a tremendous honor to call her my colleague. I give her my absolute highest recommendation!

Posted Sep 21, 2014

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Associate Professor of Music
May 2018 - Present

South Dakota State University

Fulbright Scholar to Egypt
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Academy of Arts

Assistant Professor of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2018

South Dakota State University

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Aug 2009 - May 2012

Newberry College

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Aug 2009 - May 2012

University of South Carolina Aiken

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Aug 2006 - Dec 2010

Gainesville State College


Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2006 - May 2010

University of Georgia

Master of Music
Aug 2003 - May 2005

Indiana University

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2000 - May 2003

Kennesaw State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


First Prize, Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition
Feb 2004

Atlanta Flute Club

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