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UMKC Conservatory Flute Student Karen Hauge Wins St. Louis Artist Presentation Society Competition

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The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that Karen Hauge, a first-year Artist's Certificate flute student of Dr. Mary Posses, won the 2013 St. Louis Artist Presentation Society Competition, Sat., April 26, 2013, St. Louis, MO.

A New Jersey native, Hauge earned a 2010 bachelor's degree in Music Education, from the University of Delaware, where she won the Outstanding Musician Award. In 2012, she earned an MM in flute performance at UMKC, where she performs in the Conservatory Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony and numerous chamber groups. She was a finalist in the University of Delaware's concerto competition in 2007, 2008, and 2009; a finalist in the 2012 UMKC Conservatory Concerto/Aria Competition; a two-time State Winner of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition (Delaware 2009-10; Missouri 2011-12) and Runner-Up (Missouri) in 2012-13; and winner of a fellowship to the 2011 Imani Winds Summer Chamber Music Institute at Juilliard.

Summer, 2013, she travels to Sale Marasino, Italy, for the Festival Flautistico Internazionale, the summer master classes of renowned British flutist William Bennett.  Hauge was accepted at Concert Performer status, the top rank of the three levels of performers in the classes. She will also study with Denis Bouriakov, Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Hauge also serves as senior editor of KC Metropolis, Kansas City's online journal of the arts.

The St. Louis Artist Presentation Society Competition has been held every year since 1947 and is open to instrumentalists, pianists, singers, and chamber groups. Only five flutists have ever won the competition; three of them have been UMKC Conservatory students of Dr. Posses: James Hall (2007), Jonathan Borja (2008), and Karen Hauge (2013).

Congratulations!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu