Adjunct Faculty - Flute
Colleen Blagov is Principal Flute of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she won in 2007 after joining the orchestra as Second Flute/Piccolo in 2005. Prior to her appointment with the OPO, Mrs. Blagov won the Principal Flute position with the Savannah Symphony in 1998 and remained in that capacity for five years. She has also held the Second Flute/Piccolo positions with the Columbus (OH) Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to her duties with the OPO, Mrs. Blagov freelances regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Opera and was invited to join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's flute section as Second Flute for a series of performances during their 2011-2012 season. During the summer, Mrs. Blagov is Principal Flute of the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra in Charlottesville, VA. Mrs. Blagov has been a featured soloist and chamber musician in Orlando, Columbus, Savannah, Colorado, and Hilton Head and was a three-time winner of the National Flute Association's Orchestral Competition.
In 1993, Mrs. Blagov received her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Ithaca College, where she studied with Dr. Wendy Mehne; she continued her education at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Joshua Smith (Principal Flute, the Cleveland Orchestra) and was awarded the Professional Studies diploma in 1995.
Professional Studies Diploma, The Cleveland Institute of Music
Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, Ithaca College