Flute Alum Sophia Tegart Appointed to University of Idaho


Sophia Tegart (DMA, flute performance, 2011) has been appointed Studio Instructor of Flute at the Lionel Hampton School of Music of the University of Idaho for the Fall 2012 semester. She will replace flute professor Leonard Garrison while he is on sabbatical leave. Dr. Tegart, a former student of Dr. Mary Posses, also teaches Applied Flute, as well as Music of World Cultures, at George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon.

A founding member of the Tardis Ensemble, a chamber music group in Portland, Oregon, she recently served as Second Flutist for the 2012 summer season of the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, having held the banda piccolo position there the previous year. In summer 2011, she won a fellowship to the Atlantic Music Festival, Waterville, Maine, and was one of six finalists in the 2011 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition, Rochester, New York.

Previous competition successes include winning both Second Prize in the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition and Third Prize in the MTNA Chamber Music Competition in the same year (2003). While at UMKC, Dr.Tegart was Co-Principal Flutist of the Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Symphony, held the Flute Fellowship in the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet, performed as a substitute flutist in the Kansas City Symphony, and served as President of Mu Phi Epsilon. In 2010, she was the winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon Musicological Research Award (Graduate Thesis Division).

Before attending UMKC, Dr. Tegart earned an MM in flute and an MA in music history from the University of Oregon, and a BM in flute and a BA in history from Washington State University.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949