Tia Harvey currently lives in Michigan where she attends Michigan State University in East Lansing and studies with Gwen Dease. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in percussion performance. Since moving to Michigan three years ago, Tia has worked to build a presence in the community through teaching at local Community Schools, as well performing chamber music in non-traditional environments in the Greater Lansing area. Tia desires to create and promote the music of living composers. In addition to developing a performing career in the central Michigan region, Tia is on faculty at the MSU Community Music School, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music, and a teaching assistant at Michigan State University.

Tia holds a master’s in music performance from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s in music performance from the University of Central Florida where she studied with Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay and Thad Anderson. She also has had multiple teaching opportunities in the Central Florida area teaching percussion in marching ensembles, chamber percussion ensembles and teaching privately.