My name is Tyler Menzel, and I like to think of myself as a musician and flutist.
I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Flute Performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. I have had t opportunities to study with some amazing flutist, including, but not limited to, Bonita Boyd – my undergraduate teacher at the Eastman School of Music for four years, Mark Sparks – my teacher at the Aspen Music Festival and School for the past two summers, and Nancy Stagnitta – my teacher at the Interlochen Arts Academy for two years.
I am currently seeking employment as an orchestral musician. As a musician and flutist I have encountered many bumps in the road and slumps in my playing. It is through these bumps and slumps that I believe I have learned the most about myself and my playing. This is also why I had the idea to share my slumps and bumps in an effort to help others and show that no matter who we are, we are all human, and we ALL encounter challenges.
I hope this blog can become an incredible resource and a source for comfort knowing that many of us are working through the same challenges.