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Bonnie L. Cochran
Bonnie was a 2004 winner of the NFA’s Convention Performer Competition, where she performed the newly rediscovered CPE Bach Concerto in D Major. Other solo appearances include a performance of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Waldorf School Orchestra (March 2006) and Chaminade’s Concertino with the Agnes Scott College Orchestra (1998).
In December 2005, Bonnie released her first CD, Song and Dance, a collection of flute music, including several of her original compositions. She is joined by harpist Sarah Anne Manning for four selections on this CD. Bonnie can also be heard on the Willow Flute Ensemble CD, which was released in 2000 and on the 2004 Holiday CD produced by the Minor Chord School of Music.
Her primary teachers have included Linda Toote, Elinor Preble and Paul Brittan, and she has performed in master classes with Keith Underwood, Susan Glaser, Paul Edmund-Davies and Laura Barron. Bonnie holds a MM in Flute Performance from The Boston Conservatory and BA’s in Music and Religious Studies from Agnes Scott College.
In addition to performing, Bonnie teaches private flute lessons and enjoys composing music. Bonnie’s compositions have been performed on numerous concerts in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Cape Cod, including performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (2005), the Greater Boston Flute Association Flute Fair (2002), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, The Boston Conservatory and Agnes Scott College. In addition, her arrangement of Silent Night was recently recorded on Harpist Sarah Anne Manningäó»s Winter Wonderland CD. Bonnie has studied composition with John Heiss, John Clement Adams, Larry Bell, and Ronald Byrnside.
Bonnie is a member of the Boston Musician’s Association, the National Flute Association, the Greater Boston Flute Association, Chamber Music America and the American Music Center.