Tamara Thweatt

Principal Flute
Brief info

Flutist Tamara Thweatt has performed across the US and in Europe as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She serves as Principal Flute with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she was Piccolo and 3rd Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has served as guest musician in subscription concerts of the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Indianapolis Symphony. As a soloist she has appeared with the Bach Sinfonia of Washington D.C., the Pontiac Oakland Symphony in Michigan, the Charlotte Symphony, Michigan Chamber Players, Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and University Orchestras and Bands at both the University of Iowa and University of Indianapolis. As a Fulbright Scholar to England, Thweatt spent a year of intensive study in the studio of Trevor Wye and performed in Fulbright-sponsored recitals in London and Berlin. She recently performed in Jelgava, Latvia as a musical ambassador for the city of Carmel, IN.

Dr. Thweatt earned her DMA from the University of Michigan, a Master's degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University. Her principal teachers include Trevor Wye, Clement Barone, Charles Delaney, Jeffery Zook, Leone Buyse and Walfrid Kujala. Dr. Thweatt came to Indianapolis from the University of Iowa, where she was Assistant Professor of Flute. Currently Instructor of Flute at the University of Indianapolis, Thweatt teaches privately, coaches chamber music, and performs widely in concerts and recordings in Indianapolis. Dr. Thweatt is an active contemporary music flutist and has premiered numerous new works. She is also an accomplished baroque flutist, performing the major baroque repertoire on her Folkers & Powell copy of a c. 1730 Denner, and also an avid Irish whistle player, frequently called on for Irish whistle solo parts in commercial recordings. She enjoys collecting and performing on world flutes, and also enjoys birdwatching.

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