Note: Professor Tanner is teaching flute for the spring 2018 semester while Professor Naomi Seidman is on sabbatical leave.
Chelsea Tanner is an enthusiastic performer of both orchestral and solo repertoire currently serving as interim instructor of flute at Pennsylvania State University. She has just attended the Aspen Music Festival as a scholarship recipient for her second summer.
Chelsea most recently participated in the 2017 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition as a Quarter finalist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the winner of the 2014 National Society of Arts and Letters Pittsburgh Chapter Woodwind Competition and went on to perform as a finalist in the 2014 NSAL National Woodwind Competition. She has played with orchestras all over the country including the Columbus Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Akron Symphony, the Binghamton Philharmonic. She holds the position of second flute in the Round Rock Symphony. In the summer of 2014, she traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado to play in the National Repertory Orchestra.
Chelsea earned her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, studying with Jeanne Baxtresser. She received an Artist Diploma from the University of Texas at Austin studying with Marianne Gedigian.
Chelsea is a native of Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with her bachelor’s degree in flute performance, studying with Katherine Borst Jones. She was featured in the final OSU Symphony Orchestra concert as winner of the concerto competition.