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Biography
Bernard Flythe Bernard H. Flythe joined the faculty at Columbus State University this fall and is serving as Artist Faculty in Tuba and Euphonium at the Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music. Prior to his appointment at CSU, Mr. Flythe served for ten years at Kennesaw State University and for four years on the artist faculty at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. He has also held faculty positions at Austin Peay State University, Emory University, the University of Georgia, the University of Toledo, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan All State Program at Interlochen, the University of Michigan Summer Arts Institute, and the UNC-Greensboro Summer Music Camp. As an orchestral tubist, Mr. Flythe has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony. During the 1992-1993 season, he served as the acting principal tubist with the North Carolina Symphony. As a chamber musician, Mr. Flythe has performed with the Detroit Chamber Winds, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, and the North Carolina Symphony Brass Quintet. Mr. Flythe received a bachelor of music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his master of music and his specialist in music degrees from the University of Michigan. Mr. Flythe’s principal tuba teachers include Fritz Kaenzig, Robert Leblanc, David Lewis, Wesley Jacobs, and Michael Sanders. Mr. Flythe's teaching and performance experiences have given him the qualifications needed to be a valued asset to educational institutions and to performing organizations. His goal is to someday win a major symphony orchestra position. Until that dream is realized, Mr. Flythe plans to use his company, The Flythe Group, Inc., to market his talents and abilities as well as showcase his talented students throughout metro Atlanta.

Specialties
Private tuba and euphonium lessons; solo, chamber, and orchestral performances; specialized classroom teaching in brass methods, brass pedagogy, and music appreciation; small ensemble conducting and coaching

 
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Recommendations

Instructor of Music-Artist in Residence-Kennesaw State University

"Bernard is an exceptional artist and educator. He is reliable, dynamic and witty. People of all ages enjoy his good nature and are able to relate to him as an individual. I recommend Bernard in any activity. Brian Hermanson Executive Director Cobb Symphony Orchestra" July 23, 2008 - Brian Hermanson, Executive Director, Cobb Symphony Orchestra

"I have had the pleasure of working with Bernard Flythe both as a performer and teacher. As a performer, he is the utmost professional. As a conductor, Bernard lets you rest easy as he is always prepared, conscientious, and diligent. He has the rare ability as a tuba player to influence the sound of the whole orchestra in a positive way. His sound is versatile and he can achieve lyrical and powerful sounds with equal success. As a teacher, Bernard is truly special. He has the rare gift to translate both his knowledge and passion for the tuba to his students. His students respect him and show immediate improvement under his guidance. He has uncompromising standards and is a team player in the university environment. He truly cares about his students and it shows in the way they conduct themselves both musically and professionally. I feel lucky to have Bernard as a colleague." July 17, 2008 - Michael Alexander, Music Director, Cobb Symphony Orchestra

Brass Sectionals Coach-Emory University

"It is rare to find a professional musician who shares an equal expertise for virtuosic performing ability as well as superior teaching skills. Bernard combines both of these in a seamless artist- instructor role. He connects with students of all ages, nurturing them with high expectations and a barrage of strategies that hit on a variety of learning styles. My students typically emerge from sessions with Bernard with comments like "I learned more in that hour than I learned all last year..." He maintains a professional demeanor with the highest ethics and a jolly demeanor. It is an honor to know him as a colleague." July 15, 2008 - Scott Stewart, Director of Wind Studies, Emory University