Dr. Tia Harvey is the Program Manager and Lead Percussion Teacher at Accent Pontiac and has been in this role since September 2019. Previously, Tia was the founding bucket band teacher at Accent Pontiac. As a percussionist, she is building a career as a chamber musician, music educator and music activist. Tia is passionate about making music in non-traditional venues and commissioning new works as a creative with her musical colleague and flautist, Dr. Chelsea Koziatek, in their ensemble Consuming Arts. In music education, she practices increasing the agency of music creation for empowering students, specifically focusing on racial and gender based inequities in music and society.
In addition to Accent Pontiac, Tia is a percussion instructor at the MSU Community Music School, Detroit. She holds degrees (M.A., M.M., D.M.A.) from Michigan State University and the University of Central Florida (B.M.). Tia currently resides in Pontiac, Michigan, with her husband, Erik, and cat, Ezra.