Tammy Yonce to Perform at Guest Artist Concert

Tammy Yonce

BREVARD – The Brevard College Music Department will present a guest recital by flutist Tammy Yonce on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Porter Center for Performing Arts, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard.

Dr. Yonce will perform an eclectic variety of modern and standard works for solo flute, including Bach’s Allemande from the Partita in A minor and several pieces written especially for her. Sunday’s concert is free and open to the public.

Tammy Evans Yonce, an Atlanta native, is a flutist, collaborative musician, writer, and professor. She is a dedicated new music performer who is particularly interested in the commissioning and teaching of new music.  Dr. Yonce has commissioned over a dozen works involving flute, many with a specific focus on creating new music for the Glissando Headjoint. Her concert will include Walzer’s Partido Alto e Bembe and Rodriguez’s Highways, which were both commissioned and premiered by her. Jay Batzner’s Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice will feature electronics and flute with glissando head joint. The program will close with Astor Piazzolla’s alluring Tango Etude no. 4.

Dr. Yonce currently serves 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 and Flute Society of Kentucky. She currently serves on the New Music Advisory 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. She is an Assistant Professor of Music at South Dakota State University.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.