Dr. Amy Hardison Tully performs as an orchestral, chamber, and solo artist and is praised for her shimmering tone and flawless technique. She is currently principal flutist with the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, S.C. As a freelance artist she has also performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (S.C), the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL), the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (N.C.), Opera Carolina (N.C.), the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (N.C.) and the Thalian Hall Opera Theatre Orchestra (N.C.). As a chamber musician she tours with the Tully-Hull Flute and Guitar Duo and is a founding member of The Tidelands Trio (flute, violin, and cello). Internationally she has been principal flutist on orchestral and wind symphony tours to Germany, Austria, Italy, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic.
Dr. Tully was a winner of the Convention Performers Competition sponsored by the National Flute Association, where she performed at the 2007 annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Other conference invitations include performing with the Professional Flute Choir at the 2010 National Flute Association conference in Anaheim, CA, and recital performances on the 2011 National Flute Association conference in Charlotte, NC, the 2008 Florida Flute Association annual conference and the 2008 South Carolina Flute Society in Columbia. In March 2009 she performed the world premiere of Paul Rice Songs by Beth Wiemann, a song cycle for soprano, flute, and guitar that she helped commission.
As Assistant Professor of Music at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., she teaches flute and music history and conducts the CCU Flute Choir. She holds the B.A. in Flute Performance (with Honors) from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, the M.M. in Musicology from Northwestern University, and the Artist Diploma and D.M.A. in Flute Performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She holds memberships in the National Flute Association and the South Carolina Flute Society, where she previously held the office of vice-president. Dr. Tully is an artist endorser of Azumi Flutes by Altus and Jupiter Flutes, and her research background focuses on flute ensemble music for young flutists, the music of Frederick the Great and Henry Cowell. Her dissertation Henry Cowell: Diverse Works for Flute is published by VDM-Verlag (2007).