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.