New Principal Flutist for the SBS

By Richard Mineards   |   February 7, 2023
Amy Tatum joins Santa Barbara Symphony as principal flutist

Amy Tatum has been chosen out of 150 applicants to be the new principal flutist for the Santa Barbara Symphony.

Tatum, who was one of 70 musicians traveling to our Eden by the Beach for the final auditions, made her debut at the Granada with the “Plains, Trains & Violins” concert last month (Jan).

As a recording artist, the Los Angeles resident can be heard on hundreds of film soundtracks – most recently on the blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water – TV, video games, and popular music.

Tatum has appeared as principal flute in more than 30 performances with L.A. Opera and has performed regularly with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, L.A. Master Chorale, L.A. Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, and the Long Beach Opera.

She has also appeared as a lecturer and featured artist at Cal Arts University, Gwangju University and Kyungsung University in Korea, and Scripps College.


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