Sophia Tegart

Sophia Tegart's Biography

Sophia Tegart has led a varied and award-winning career as a flutist, musicologist, and clinician throughout the United States and Europe. A popular performer, Sophia has been a flute soloist with the Spokane Symphony, Washington-Idaho Symphony, Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, and a piccolo soloist with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. As flutist and co-founder of the Blue Box Ensemble, a chamber music collective, Sophia regularly concertizes throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Competitive internationally, Sophia was a finalist in the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition, a quarter-finalist in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition, won second place in the Music Teacher National Association Collegiate Artist Competition, and, as flutist of a woodwind sextet, won third place in the MTNA Collegiate Chamber Music Competition.

Sophia has held orchestral positions with the Oregon Mozart Players, Washington-Idaho Symphony, Walla Walla Symphony, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Additionally, she held the flute fellowship at the Atlantic Music Festival, has been guest principal flutist in the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and Kansas City Civic Opera, and has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Eugene Symphony, and Northwest Bach Festival. Sophia is principal flutist of the Portland Festival Symphony, and co-principal flute of the International Festival of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators Ensemble.

A highly sought after clinician and teacher, Sophia has given numerous master classes and lectures at various universities throughout the United States. Sophia currently teaches music history and applied flute at George Fox University, and applied flute at Pacific University and Concordia University-Portland. She has also taught at the University of Idaho and the University of Missouri - Kansas City Academy of Music.

Sophia received her Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where she also held the Graduate Woodwind Quintet Flute Fellowship. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Master of Arts in music history and a Master of Music in flute performance, Sophia won the Mu Phi Epsilon Musicology Award for her master's thesis, "An Instrumental Voice: Use of the Flute in Lucia's Mad Scene." Sophia received a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Music in performance at Washington State University.

Sophia is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Sophia Tegart's Gear
Sophia Tegart

Gear List

YFL-774H YPC-62