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Faculty Artist Series: Expats and the Flute: Twentieth-Century Flute Music by Expatriate Composers


About the event

Sophia Tegart, flute

with Michael Seregow, piano; and Dave Jarvis, percussion

Sophia Tegart, Clinical Assistant Professor of Flute will perform a recital of works for flute with various other instruments and sounds. She will be joined by Dave Jarvis, Professor of Percussion and Michael Seregow, Clinical Assistant Professor of Piano. The recital will include Ingolf Dahl’s Duettino Concertante for flute and percussion and Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, as well as a tribute performance of Scottish composer Thea Musgrave’s Narcissus for flute and digital delay, in honor of her 90th birthday.

Proceeds from ticket sales in the series benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Tickets, on sale one hour before performances in the lobby, cost $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens and non-WSU students and free for WSU students with ID.


Dr. Sophia Tegart has led a varied and award-winning career as a flutist, musicologist, and clinician. A popular performer, she has been soloist with the Spokane Symphony, the Washington-Idaho Symphony, Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. As a Yamaha Performing Artist, Tegart has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Competitive internationally, she was a finalist in the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition and was quarter-finalist in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.

An avid chamber musician, Tegart has performed at National Flute Association Conventions, the Florida Flute Association Convention, College Music Society conferences, and in collaboration with numerous museums. She is currently a member of the WSU faculty ensemble Solstice Wind Quintet, the Cherry Street Duo and the Pan Pacific Ensemble. Her love of chamber music has also led Dr. Tegart to arrange works for small chamber ensembles, which are currently published by Audible Intelligence Music.

Tegart won orchestral positions with the Oregon Mozart Players, Washington-Idaho Symphony, the Walla Walla Symphony, and the Des Moines Metro Opera. Additionally, she was guest principal flutist in the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and performed regularly with the Colorado Mahlerfest, Kansas City Symphony and the Portland Festival Symphony. Currently, Tegart is second flute in the Washington Idaho Symphony, and subs with Walla Walla Symphony.

A highly sought after pedagogue, Dr. Tegart regularly give master classes, clinics, and lectures throughout the United States. She currently teaches at Young Musicians and Artists (YMA), and has served on the faculty of the Music For All Summer Symposium and Music in May. Prior to her appointment at Washington State University, Tegart served on the faculties of Pacific University, George Fox University, Concordia University-Portland, and the University of Idaho.


Dr. Tegart received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance where she held the flute fellowship in the Graduate Woodwind Quintet. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Master of Arts in Music History and a Master of Music in Flute Performance. An alumna of Washington State University, Tegart received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Music in Performance.