Tyler Menzales, Flute

Flutist Tyler Menzales is an active solo, orchestral, and chamber musician. He is the principal flutist of the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, and previously Third Flute and Solo Piccolo with the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra in Great Falls, Montana.

Tyler is a sought-after educator with a private flute studio, as well as engagements for masterclasses, group workshops, and chamber coaching. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Montana Flute Association, serving as president from 2018–2020. Additionally, he has returned to the Interlochen Flute Institute each summer as a teaching assistant since 2015.

Previous engagements include one season as principal flutist with Opera Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY, two years at the Aspen Music Festival and School where he held a fellowship in the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra, 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. Menzales holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Robert Langevin. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Bonita Boyd and was awarded Eastman’s prestigious Performer’s Certificate, the school’s highest graduation honor. Other studies include lessons with Mark Sparks of the St. Louis Symphony at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and Nancy Stagnitta, at the Interlochen Arts Academy where he graduated with a high school diploma.