Tatiana Pearson (from Hartland, Wisconsin) began studying flute in 2001 at the age of 10. 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 the same institution. 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.
Tatiana won Honorable Mention in the 2023 and 2022 Floot Fire Virtual Soloist competition in the Professional/Teacher category with her performances of Valerie Coleman's "Danza de la Mariposa" and Robert Muczynski's "Three Preludes." 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 Milwaukee Children's Choir, the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, the Concord Chamber Orchestra, The Kenosha Wind Quintet, The Lakeshore Chorale, The East Side Chamber Players, Wisconsin Music Ventures, 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. In March of 2022, Tatiana soloed with the Milwaukee Philharmonic performing Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major. Recently, Tatiana was one of the Guest Artists at the 20th Wisconsin Flute Festival held at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI.
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, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Philharmonic, Festival City Symphony Orchestra, Racine Symphony Orchestra and Kenosha Symphony Orchestra. 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 Flute Instructor at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI, a position she has held since August of 2017 and she also teaches private flute at Hartland Piano (the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music) in Hartland, WI. Tatiana has been teaching flute since 2007. In August/September of 2022, Tatiana became the newly appointed Adjunct Flute Professor at the University of Wisconsin Parkside in Kenosha, WI and also at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI. She is also a visual artist taking commissions in colored pencil realism www.tatianaartistpeoplepetsandmore.com