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Flute Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2008

Courses taught include: Soundscapes, chamber music, pedagogy, and woodwind methods


Former instructor at University of Virginia

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Alaska


2020 winner of the

Distinguished Service Award

VCU School of the Arts

Program chair for national and regional conferences including College Music Society

Performs in health care settings across the US 


Performed on 6 continents, in 13 countries, and 28 states

Soloist with Fairbanks Symphony, Astoria Sinfonia, Uni Cauca Wind Ensemble & Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra, Colombia

Commissioned and/or premiered over 50 works

Guest residency at the TU Dublin Conservatory 


Coordinator of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion at VCU Music

National Flute Association: Former board member, Secretary & Committees Liaison, overseeing 24 committees

Women's Leadership Certificate, GEHLI Higher Ground Program



TABATHA EASLEY is Associate Professor of Flute at Virginia Commonwealth University and Coordinator of Winds and Percussion. Presenting concerts and masterclasses on six continents, she has also been a soloist with the Fairbanks Symphony, Astoria Sinfonia in New York, the Cole Conservatory of Music Orchestra, Orange County Arts High School Orchestra, Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Orchestra,  The University of Cauca Wind Ensemble in Popayán, Colombia, as well as Orchestra “EAFIT” in Medellín, Colombia.


Active in several professional organizations, Dr. Easley was the performance program chair for the 2021 National CMS Conference, and on the 2021 CMS International Conference performance subcommittee as well. She has also been Secretary, Committees Liaison, Collegiate Flute Choir Competition coordinator, and 2020 virtual series program committee member for the National Flute Association. Dr. Easley has also performed at the Society of Composers Inc. National Conference, International Double Reed Society Conference in Tokyo, Japan, and the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference. CMS International Conferences have taken her to Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Australia and Argentina.

Dr. Easley holds a doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music; the first Alaskan to do so. Her latest CD, “21st Century American Flute Sonatas” released in 2022. Former teachers include Bonita Boyd, Michael Parloff, Martha Aarons, Dr. John Barcellona, Dorli McWayne, Corinne McVee and Sharon Nowak.

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