Assistant, Interlochen Flute Institute
Principal Flute, Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
M.M., Flute Performance, The Juilliard School; B.M., Flute Performance, Eastman School of Music; High School Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy
Tyler Menzel is the newly-appointed principal flutist of the Billings Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Third Flute and Solo Piccolo with the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra.
A sought-after educator, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Montana Flute Association for whom he was a Guest Artist at the inaugural Montana Flute Festival (2014). Mr. Menzel is returning to the Interlochen Flute Institute this summer, having served as the assistant in 2015.
His summer activities include one season as principal flutist with Opera Saratoga, two years at the Aspen Music Festival and School where he was a fellowship recipient, and one season as principal flute of the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra. A winner of Aspen’s Woodwind Concerto Competition, Mr. Menzel performed Carl Reinecke's Flute Concerto with the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra in 2013.
Mr. Menzel holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Robert Langevin, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a student of Bonita Boyd, and was awarded Eastman’s prestigious Performer’s Certificate. Other studies include lessons with Mark Sparks of the St. Louis Symphony, and Nancy Stagnitta at the Interlochen Arts Academy (IAA 2009).