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Karen Bogardus has 40 years teaching experience.  Currently she is a chamber music coach for adult amateurs at the 92nd ST Y and Summertrios, Inc and a teaches flute at Stamford Music and Arts Academy  She has also held teaching positions at the Hotchkiss School, Diller Quaile School of Music, Children’s Orchestra Society, the French American Conservatory, the Universitario Autonoma de Zacatecas (Mexico), and the Conservatoire Nacional (Mexico City). In 2001, as a member of the Dorian Quintet, Ms. Bogardus served on the faculty at the Tanglewood Institute.  She have been an invited guest to the International Festival de Flautas in Monterrey Mexico, 3 times, where she performed and gave several master classes.  She has served as a judge on several international competitions.

Ms. Bogardus holds a BM in flute performance from the New England Conservatory and a MM in flute performance from Northwestern University.  

Currently Ms. Bogardus is principal Flutist in the Binghamton Philharmonic, Berkshire Festival Opera and the Martina Arroyo Opera Foundation.  While living in Mexico, she held several principal flute positions and appeared as a soloist regularly.  In New York, Ms. Bogardus has also performed with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Allentown Symphony, Albany Symphony, Gotham Chamber Opera, Teatro Grattacielo Opera Company, American Symphony Orchestra, Westfield Symphony Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Dorian Quintet, Discovery Orchestra, several Broadway Shows, 2 Broadway National Tours and dozens of other NY based orchestras. She can be heard on numerous TV and film scores She has served as a judge on several international competitions.

.  Ms. Bogardus is a prize winner of the Myrna Brown and Artists International Competitions and won first place in the Continuo Arts Foundation Young Artists Competition with her chamber group, The Emerald Trio.