Theresa Bogard, piano
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.
Sought after as a collaborative pianist, Bogard she can be heard on two recordings for saxophone and piano with saxophonist Scott Turpen on the Albany label, Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Chamber Music at Schönbrunn with Red Cedar Chamber Music on the Fleur de son Classics label, Eastern Gems a disc of flute and piano music by eastern European composers with flutist Nicole Riner on Centaur Records, Music of Gustav Nolck for cello and piano with Beth Vanderborgh cellist, Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon and a soon to be released recording with the Verismo Trio. 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.
Bogard is well known as a teacher and has been honored with numerous teaching awards. In 2008, she was chosen as the Wyoming Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Her students have distinguished themselves in national and international piano competitions including 6 national MTNA finalists. Her piano students have been accepted into graduate and undergraduate programs at Julliard, the Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin, University of Houston and the University of Michigan. Dr. Bogard is a Steinway Artist and is currently the head of the Keyboard Area and the Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Wyoming.