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Dr. Theresa Bogard
Music Department Chair
Keyboard Area Coordinator, Piano Studio

Theresa Bogard is an active performer combining varied interests in historical performance practice, contemporary music, chamber music and the music of women composers. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Eastman School of Music.  In 1988, she received a Fulbright grant to study fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in The Netherlands, and was a top-prize winner in the International Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Bruges, Belgium the following year.  Theresa has presented programs of solo and chamber music in several cities in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia,  Austria, Bolivia, Korea, Indonesia, China, and Brazil and is also featured on a compact disc recording of piano works by Louise Talma.  As a collaborative pianist she can be heard on two recordings for saxophone and piano with saxophonist Scott Turpen on the Albany label,  a CD of music by Hummel with Red Cedar Chamber Music on the  Fleur de son Classics label and on Eastern Gems a disc of flute and piano music by eastern European composers with flutist Nicole Riner on Centaur Reocords.  In June 2000 she was one of ten international adjudicators for the First Governor's International Piano Competition in Saratov, Russia, and she has adjudicated numerous regional and national competitions in the US.   Well known as a teacher, Bogard has been honored with numerouse teaching awards, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education 2008 Wyoming Professor of the Year Award.  Her students have distinguished themselves in several national and international competitions and have been accepted into graduate and undergraduate programs at the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan.   Dr. Bogard is also interested in traditional Balinese gamelan music and has studied gender wayang in Bali, Indonesia.

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