School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Dr. Sophia Tegart has led a varied and award-winning career as a flutist, musicologist, and pedagogue. 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 North America, Europe, and Asia in the solo, chamber, and orchestral music worlds.
Tegart has performed at the National Flute Association Conventions, the Florida Flute Association Convention, College Music Society regional and national conferences, China ASEAN Music Week, International Conference on Women’s Work in Music in Bangor, Wales, and the Thailand International Composition Festival, to name a few. Tegart’s debut album with pianist Michael Seregow, “Palouse Songbook,” featured works by women composers and was released through Centaur Records in September 2020.
In the chamber music realm, Tegart is flutist in the Pan Pacific Ensemble, a wind quintet dedicated to the advancement of music by composers from around the Pacific Rim. The Pan Pacific Ensemble has released three albums through Albany Records, one of which, “Feng,” was labeled one of 2019’s “Top Ten Albums of the Year” by the Daffodil Perspective. The Pan Pacific Ensemble received the 2022 American Prize in Professional Chamber Music in response to their third album “Ambiguous Traces.” Tegart also performs regularly with the Solstice Wind Quintet and the Cherry Street Duo, the later of whom released their debut album “Flute Duos by Women Composers” in summer 2022.
Performing in the orchestral world, Tegart performs with the Walla Walla Symphony and the Washington Idaho Symphony. She won positions with the Oregon Mozart Players and the Des Moines Metro Opera, she and was guest principal flutist in the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. In the past, Tegart performed regularly with the Kansas City Symphony, the Portland Festival Symphony, and the Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra.
Dr. Tegart serves as Adjunct Lecturer in Flute at the University of Northern Colorado as a sabbatical replacement for Dr. James Hall. For the 2022-2023 academic year, she'll split her time between UNCO and her full-time position as Associate Professor of Flute at Washington State University. She was awarded the 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Achievement Award at Washington State University. She regularly presents master classes, clinics, and lectures throughout the United States and during the summers she teaches at Young Musicians and Artists (YMA). Additionally, she has taught at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy and Music for All.
Dr. Tegart received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree 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 and studied with Dr. Mary Posses. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master of Arts degree in Music History and a Master of Music in Flute Performance and from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Music in Performance.