Tatiana Pearson (from Hartland, Wisconsin) began studying flute in 2001 under several fine teachers. Her instructors included Teri Forscher, Jeani Foster, Anne-Marie Dawson, Caen Thomason-Redus, Judy Ormond, Jennifer Clippert and Linda Nielsen-Korducki among others. She holds a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance from UWM. During her graduate studies, Tatiana was the graduate Teaching Assistant of Flute at UWM under the direction of Assistant Professor of Flute Jennifer Clippert.
During her undergrad and graduate years, Tatiana was a proud member of UWM’s instrumental ensembles including the
Symphony Band (2010-2011), Wind Ensemble (2011-2015) and Symphony Orchestra (2011-2015). During her graduate studies, Tatiana held the position of Principal Flute with the UWM Symphony Orchestra for two years. In July of 2015, Tatiana toured as a member of the UWM Wind Ensemble to San Jose, California where the group participated in the WASBE conference (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.) In March of 2013, the UWM Wind Ensemble toured North Carolina where they performed in the NCBDNA (National Conference Band Directors National Association) in Greensboro, North Carolina. In March 2012, Tatiana toured New York City as a member of the UWM Symphony Orchestra where the Orchestra gave a performance at Carnegie Hall. In February 2012, the UWM Wind Ensemble toured Central Michigan University where they participated in the CBDNA (Collegiate Band Directors National Association.) Tatiana also toured and gave performances in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada as a Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) Senior Symphony member in July 2009. Tatiana is a proud alum of MYSO (2006-2009, Chamber Flute Ensemble and Senior Symphony.)
Tatiana has won numerous awards in music, including first place in the 2013 UWM Bands Area Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention in both the 2016 and 2017 Concord Chamber Orchestra Walter A. Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition and Tatiana was chosen as the alternate for the 2018 Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Aside from numerous orchestras, Tatiana has performed with a number of chamber, vocal, and theatre groups in Southeast Wisconsin such as the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, Milwaukee Opera Theater, the Jubilate Chorale, the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, the Concord Chamber Orchestra, The Kenosha Wind Quintet, The Lakeshore Chorale, The East Side Chamber Players, Present Music, The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra and In Tandem Theater, among others. In October of 2019, Tatiana was the Guest Artist at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI, where she performed a recital for the students and faculty. Tatiana hopes there will be more guest artist opportunities for her in the future as she enjoys reaching out to college students!
Tatiana has participated in masterclasses at UWM with Elizabeth Buck, Marco Granados, Jeani Foster, Sonora Slocum, Jenny Bouton-Schaub, Mary Stolper, in the 2015 Wisconsin Flute Festival with Peter Sheridan, in the 2015 Iowa Piccolo Intensive with Nicole Esposito and Sarah Jackson, the 2016 Chicago Flute Club with Nicola Mazzanti and the 2017 Upper Midwest Flute Association with Mimi Stillman.
Currently, Tatiana is Principal Flute of the Kettle Moraine Symphony (2019-present) and Milwaukee Philharmonic (2017-present.) She is also an active substitute with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra in Rockford, Illinois (2015-present) and is a substitute with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (2019-present), Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra (2017-present), Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (2018-present), Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra (2018-2019), Wisconsin Philharmonic (2019-present) and Festival City Symphony Orchestra (2018-present). She is also a regular member of the Tabula Nova Ensemble (2013-present), Five's Company Quintet (2013-present) and Three Winds (2019-present.) In addition to her active performance career, Tatiana is also the Adjunct Professor of Flute at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI, a position she has held since August of 2017 and she also teaches private flute both out of her home in the Lake Country and at Hartland Music (Waukesha Conservatory) in Hartland, WI and Family Music Center in Milwaukee, WI. Tatiana has been teaching flute since 2007.
Tatiana plays a Miyazawa Anniversary Limited 990 Silver C flute, a Hammig 650/3 grenadilla wood piccolo, and a Trevor James performer series black nickel alto.
Photography by Mindy Mays