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Flute Lesson

Karen Bogardus earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory and Master of Music degree form Northwestern University. She attended Juilliard Pre-College while in high school and spent one year in Paris studying at the St Maur Conservatory. Her principal teachers were Keith Underwood, Walfrid Kujala, and Ransom Wilson. She was also very influenced by Jean Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion (which whom she took master classes with for three summers).

In 1986 before moving to Mexico Ms. Bogardus received her first orchestral contract with the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal. During the eight years Ms. Bogardus lived in Mexico she held Principal Flute positions with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Aguascalientes, Sinfonieta del ISSSTE and Filarmonica de Queretaro, She held the Assistant Principal Flute positions with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Jalisco.

Currently Ms. Bogardus holds principal flute positions with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Berkshire Opera Festival, Sunflower Music Festival, Buzzards Bay Music Festival and Phoenicia Voice Festival. She has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Gotham Chamber Opera, Teatro Grattacielo Opera Company, American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Martina Arroyo Foundation Opera Orchestra. New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony, Dorian Quintet, New York Philomusica, several Broadway Shows and dozens of other NY based orchestras. She can be heard on numerous TV and film sound tracks. She has performed chamber works in the Carnegie Hall Making Music series. Ms. Bogardus has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras both in the US and abroad.


While living in Mexico, Ms. Bogardus was flute professor at the Conservatorio Nacional de Mexico and the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas. She has over 20 years experience coaching chamber music mostly at the 92nd St Y, but also at the Diller Quaile School and Mannes School of Music. Ms. Bogardus is a prizewinner of the Myrna Brown and Artists International Competitions and won first place in the Continuo Arts Foundation Young Artists Competition with her chamber group, Emerald Trio. Emerald Trio recorded a CD of pieces written for them by New York City based composers, which was released on Naxos.

Stamford Flute Lessons
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