Theresa Bogard is an active performer combining varied interests in historical performance practice, contemporary music, chamber music and the music of women composers.  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 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 Records.

Theresa is a Steinway Artist.

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 Praised for her "luscious, full sound" (American Record Guideand "effortless precision" (Flutist Quarterly), Nicole Riner maintains an active national presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented masterclasses at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed as a guest artist at summer festivals, chamber music series, and flute fairs in the United States and Europe. A champion of contemporary music, Nicole has also commissioned and premiered a dozen new flute works by emergent composers.  

 Her live performances have been broadcast on Interlochen (MI) Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio, where she had a recurring role in the Telling Stories series as both a performer and a writer in the 2010-11 season.  Her debut CD, Eastern Gems, is available from Centaur Records.  She has also published a book of essays about her traveling experiences, Driving a Rental Car in Heels.

Nicole is an Altus Performing Artist

In demand as a saxophonist and clinician of jazz and classical music, J. Scott Turpen has perform throughout the United States, China, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, and Switzerland.  

His two solo recordings, Tableaux and Crossover, on the ACA Digital label, have received much acclaim.  His jazz recording Dance of the West is available on the Dazzle Recordings label. 

ClassicsToday reviewer Jed Distler proclaimed, "The top-to-bottom evenness of (Turpen's) sonority, together with unflappable technical control will guarantee listening fun."  The Macon Telegraph said of his performance of Alexander Glazounov's Concerto with the Macon Symphony Orchestra, "Turpen turned the saxophone into a producer of a most rounded and liquid tone and the audience responded with a deserved enthusiasm."  

Scott Turpen is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician and a D'Addario Performing Artist.