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Dr. Wendy Isaac Bergin, Associate Professor of Music at Prairie View A&M, has also served as Interim Head of the Department of Music & Theatre. Principal Flute of the Opera in the Heights Orchestra since 2001, she is a graduate of McNeese State University and the University of Houston. Her teachers, to whom she is much indebted, were Patricia Bulber and Byron Hester. After graduating she moved to New York, where she studied flute with Samuel Baron and Harold Bennett, and was a member of the Mannes School’s Mozart Opera Project Orchestra and the New York Sinfonia. During the three years she lived in Stockholm, she recorded several solo and chamber music works for the Swedish National Radio, and was a member of Skärholmens Kammarorkester. Locally, she has performed as flute soloist with the Baytown and Brazosport Symphony Orchestras, and as a recorder player with Houston Grand Opera, Ars Lyrica Houston, the J. S. Bach Society, and the Victoria Bach Festival. Dr. Bergin has also served as an Affiliate Artist at the University of Houston, and on the music faculties of University of Houston-Downtown, Lee College, and Blinn College in Brenham. She is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Summer Music Festival at Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Charles, LA, and leader of the chamber group Trio X Two. Her publications include short stories published in the literary journals Bellowing Ark, Benchmark, Vermont Ink, City Primeval, and Soundings Review, as well as her debut novel, The Piper’s Story: A Tale of War, Music and the Supernatural, (Clay Bridges Press, 2013).
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