Horizontal TabsArtists Nancy Stagnitta In addition to her duties as instructor of flute and chamber music at Interlochen Arts Academy, Nancy Stagnitta is artist/faculty at the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy, and principal flutist with the Traverse Symphony. Praised for her "brilliance and beauty of tone" by the Baltimore Sun, she was appointed as U.S.I.A. Artistic Ambassador to southern Africa, where she presented concerts and master classes in Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia. She has also performed at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Biblioteca Universitaria di Napoli, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and on the Voice of America Broadcast Network. A two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Solo Artist Award and a semi-finalist in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, she was recently featured on the cover of Flute Talk magazine. Bryan Conger Bryan Conger comes to Interlochen from The Juilliard School, where he has just completed his D.M.A. in clarinet performance. Bryan has been teaching music theory and analysis, and ESL for undergraduate students at Juilliard since 2012. He has performed as principal clarinet with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, where he performs on historical instruments; Symphony in C in New York; on Broadway on both clarinet and saxophone; and performing new music with the Texas New Music Ensemble. Bryan has also served as principal clarinetist and soloist with the New Juilliard contemporary music ensemble where the New York Times described his playing as possessing, "commanding technique, myriad colorings, and flair." Dr. Dane Philipsen In addition to his duties as Instructor of Oboe at Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp, Dr. Philipsen is also a member of the Adult Band Camp Double-Reeds Faculty at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Dr. Philipsen comes to Interlochen from Chicago where he has been performing with the Chicago Symphony while completing his DMA in oboe performance at Northwestern University. Before moving to Chicago, Dane lived in Atlanta where he was Principal Oboe of the Atlanta Opera and performed and recorded with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his performing career, Dane has extensive experience teaching oboe at Emory University, Kennesaw State University and on the high school level at the prestigious Westminster Schools in Atlanta.