Texas Tech University

Spencer Hartman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Flute
School of Music

Email: spencer.hartman@ttu.edu

Dr. Spencer Hartman is an active pedagogue and performer in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico communities. Dr. Hartman is currently serving as Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Flute at Texas Tech University. Additionally, Spencer performs as Principal Flute with of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra and the Southwest Symphony and Flute III/Piccolo with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
Spencer Hartman earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Flute Performance at Texas Tech University where he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the flute studio of Dr. Lisa Garner Santa. While attending TTU, Spencer performed regularly with the Lubbock Symphony Educational Outreach Woodwind Quintet and the Texas Tech Graduate Woodwind Quintet. Hartman has earned the Master of Music degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from Memorial University of Newfoundland under the tutelage of Dr. Michelle Cheramy and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Dr. Therese Wacker. In addition, he has received influential mentorship from Carol Wincenc and Gretchen Pusch. Spencer has performed in masterclasses for William Bennett, Leone Buyse, Jasmine Choi, Paul Edmund Davies, Marianne Gedigian, Susan Hoeppner, Christina Jennings, Katherine Kemler, Marya Martin, Alexa Still, and Ransom Wilson.
Dr. Hartman has presented lectures at the Oklahoma Flute Fair, The San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival, The National Association for College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, the Flute New Music Consortium, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival, the Mid-South Flute Festival, and the Texas Flute Society Festival. Dr. Hartman has given masterclasses at Texas Woman's University, the University of New Mexico, and for the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association.  Spencer has been a semi-finalist in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition.
Spencer is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator and studied Body Mapping with Jennifer Johnson, ABME Sponsoring Teacher and author of “What Every Violinist Needs to Know About the Body.” Spencer was featured talking about Body Mapping on the Flute 360 Podcast. Additionally, he is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. Drawing from Body Mapping and Yoga regularly throughout his teaching and daily life, Dr. Hartman is deeply committed to building kinesthetic awareness in himself and his students while combating performace related repetitive strain injury.
Dr. Hartman proudly serves the profession in a multitude of ways. Spencer serves on the Diversity and Belonging Committee and the Association for Body Mapping Education Board. He has also served on the 2022 and the 2023 Conference Committee for the ABME. For the National Flute Association, Spencer serves on the Performance Health Committee. In the past, he has served on the Executive Board for the Texas Flute Society and a 2023 Texas Flute Society Conference Co-Chair. Dr. Hartman has adjudicated for the Texas Music Educators Association and the New Mexico Music Educators Association All-State Festival.
Hartman is also an accomplished collaborative pianist who has performed extensively with vocalists, choirs, and in large-scale opera and music theater productions. He performs in professional and student recitals both vocal and instrumental. Spencer has performed in masterclasses of Christina Jennings, Alexa Still and Brett Deubner as well as performing in the world premiere performance of Erik Franklin's Zephyr Rhapsody for Clarinet, Trumpet, and Piano. Dr. Hartman has served as a Vocal Area Staff Accompanist at Texas Tech University where he primarily works with the Texas Tech University Choirs.
Spencer Hartman, DMA