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TABATHA EASLEY is Associate Professor of Flute at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Performing with the Richmond and Virginia Symphonies, Ms. Easley has also served as principal flutist of the Charlottesville Symphony, played regularly with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the Fairbanks Symphony and Arctic Chamber Orchestras in Alaska.
Having concertized and given masterclasses across the U.S., Canada, South America, Japan, Scandinavia, Malaysia, Australia, England, Belgium, and Egypt, she has also been a soloist with Orquestra Sinfónica de EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, the University of Cauca Wind Ensemble in Popayan, Colombia, the Fairbanks Symphony, Astoria Sinfonia in NY, the Cole Conservatory of Music Orchestra, Orange County High School for the Performing Arts Orchestra, and the Virginia Commonwealth University Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Active in several professional organizations, Ms. Easley is Committees Liaison for the for the National Flute Association, after having served as Secretary/Assistant Secretary, and for five years as the Collegiate Flute Choir Competition Coordinator. She has performed in the Professional Flute Choir, and has presented at the National Conferences in Salt Lake City, Orlando, San Diego, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Ms. Easley also premiered three works for flute,bassoon and piano at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. International College Music Society Conferences have led to appearances in Ghent (Belgium), Sydney, Stockholm, Helsinki, Buenos Aires. Ms. Easley has also presented at the National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors National Conference in California and was co host in 2012 for the “NACWPI” conference in Richmond, VA. She has also performed at the Society of Composers National Conference in Muncie, IN in 2014.
Ms. Easley holds a doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music; the first Alaskan to do so. Other degrees include California State University at Long Beach (M.A.) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (B. Music Education and Performance). Former teachers include Bonita Boyd, Michael Parloff, Martha Aarons, Dr. John Barcellona, and Dorli McWayne.