Tammy Evans Yonce, an Atlanta native, is a flutist, collaborative musician, writer, teacher, 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. 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 and her fellow up album with percussionist Aaron Ragsdale, Resonance, was released in July 2021. 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. 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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1997
Doctor of Musical Arts
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Tammy exceeded my expectations . She is a very talented teacher and I look forward to learning how to play the flute competently.
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.
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!