Professor of Music
D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Elda Tate teaches flute, as well as chamber music, music literature/history and music theory. An active soloist and chamber musician, her performance background has included principal flutist in opera and symphonic orchestras and, during her tenure at NMU, she has performed in more than four hundred solo and chamber recitals. She has been the flutist with three different touring trios, including a Michigan Arts Ensemble which premiered and recorded several commissioned compositions.
As a flute soloist, she has appeared nationally, both as guest artist and through audition. A special emphasis has been performances of contemporary and traditional music, particularly music of the Japanese (shakuhachi, ryuteki) and Native American flutes. With the flute as the driving inspiration, she has developed a course offered at NMU which focuses on music of other cultures.
- Japanese Flute Music: Tradition and Innovation. Lecture/recital, Hamilton College, New York. Music of Fukushima, Takemistsu, Shakuhachi traditional music
- Western Slope (Colorado) Flute Festival Soloist, May, 1995
E-mail: Elda Tate