Dr. Tracy Doyle
A Massachusetts native, Tracy Doyle earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in music education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance with an emphasis in music history from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Never separating performance from education, Dr. Doyle has led a dual career as an active performer and music educator. Her education experience ranges from teaching elementary school general music with an Orff emphasis to teaching secondary instrumental music in Massachusetts, Louisiana, and California, while her performance experience includes orchestral, chamber, and solo performance. This unique combination of experiences contributes to her teaching strategies and philosophy. Meeting students where they are, assessing their current professional goals, and creating a plan of action, all within a supportive and encouraging environment are essential elements of her teaching style.
Previous appointments include adjunct flute faculty at American River College, principal flute with the Solano Symphony, Camellia Symphony, California Wind Orchestra, North Bay Opera, and performances with numerous other ensembles, including the Air Force Academy Band, Vallejo Symphony, Capitol Jazz Project, and Napa Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Doyle has also performed at the National Flute Association Convention.