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TUBIST. MUSIC EDUCATOR. LOW BRASS COACH. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. SMALL BUSINESS OWNER.
You’re a person who has greater goals he or she wants to reach, and you’re overwhelmed with figuring ways to achieve this success. Do you ever just need the right approach to the issue?
You’re in just the right spot, friend!
That’s where I come into the picture.
I’m Bernard H. Flythe, and I work with musicians who want to reach the next level of success in auditions, competitions, and recital preparation.
I help give you the pedagogical tools to improve your technique and performance, while adding musical concepts and nuances. With my experiences in different aspects of music education, I have helped students throughout my career get selected principal chairs in school placement and honor band auditions, win brass competitions and receive admittance to some of the top music programs in the country.
Interested to read more about my credentials?
I am a freelance musician who teaches and performs throughout metropolitan Jacksonville, FL and South Georgia. Since relocating to Jacksonville in August 2022, I have performed as a substitute tubist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Coastal Symphony of Georgia and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. I am one of the newest members on the faculty at the University of North Florida. I served on the faculty at Columbus State University for two years as Artist Faculty in Tuba and Euphonium at the Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music. Prior to my appointment at CSU, I served for ten years at Kennesaw State University and for four years on the artist faculty at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. I have also held faculty positions at Austin Peay State University, Emory University, the University of Georgia, the University of Toledo, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan All State Program at Interlochen, the University of Michigan Summer Arts Institute, and the UNC-Greensboro Summer Music Camp.
As an orchestral tubist, I have performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony. During the 1992-1993 season, I served as the acting principal tubist with the North Carolina Symphony. As a chamber musician, I have performed with the Detroit Chamber Winds, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, and the North Carolina Symphony Brass Quintet.
I received a bachelor of music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a master of music and specialist in music degrees from the University of Michigan. My principal tuba teachers include Fritz Kaenzig, Robert Leblanc, David Lewis, Wesley Jacobs, James Jenkins, and Michael Sanders.
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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
I played on the tennis team for four years in high school and am a fan of Serena Williams.
I am a tall Leo who has many friends and loves superhero movies.
I hope to visit Australia, France, and Amsterdam someday!
Ready to take your playing and career to the next level?