Chelsea Tanner
Artist biography

Chelsea Tanner

Chelsea Tanner maintains an active career as an enthusiastic performer, teacher, and mindset coach for musicians. She has most recently served on the faculties of SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and Penn State University.


Chelsea Tanner

Chelsea Tanner maintains an active career as an enthusiastic performer, teacher, and mindset coach. She has most recently served on the faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. In the Spring of 2020 Chelsea graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin. Chelsea has served on the faculty at Penn State University as Interim Instructor of Flute as well. She has also performed with orchestras such as the San Antonio Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Akron Symphony, and the Binghamton Philharmonic.

Chelsea held the position of Second Flute in the Central Texas Philharmonic from 2016-2019. Her career as a performer has led her to perform in festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Round Top Festival Institute.​

As the creator of two online courses for young musicians, Chelsea is dedicated to the growth and development of young musicians. Through her programs, Flute Boot Camp and the Winning Mindset Academy, she helps young people empower themselves through music and mindset work. As a certified Life Coach Chelsea's mission is to help musicians find satisfaction in their lives through mindset work.

Chelsea has been active in competitions across the country.  She has been a finalist in the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Young Artist Competition, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the National Society of Arts and Letters National Woodwind Competition, and a quarterfinalist in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She was the winner of the Central Ohio Flute Association Collegiate Competition, the Women in Music Scholarship Auditions, and the Ohio State University Concerto Competition.

Chelsea received her Artist Diploma from The University of Texas at Austin studying with Marianne Gedigian. She earned her Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University studying with Jeanne Baxtresser, and her Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University with Katherine Borst Jones.

Chelsea is an active member of the Emissary Quartet, a long-distance flute quartet dedicated to the development of flute quartet repertoire.

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