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Catherine Bergman

Kate Bergman

Academic Advisor of Student Advising Center

Campus Box 4044

Building Plumb Hall

Room 106

  • 620-341-5421

Department of Music, Box 4029
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087

Flute, Flute Choir, Student Advising Center Advisor

D. M. A. University of Kansas, Flute Performance
M.M. Wichita State University, Flute Performance
B.M.E. Wayne State College, Music Education

Dr. Bergman has been advising in the Student Advising Center since 2010. She started with advising just music majors, and then eventually added art majors, and started advising communication/speech/theatre, English, and Elementary Education new students in 2022. She co-presented at the state advising conference, KAAN (Kansas Academic Advising Network) in 2018 for a presentation, “Avoiding a catastrophe: Navigating the pitfalls of a split advising model and working with faculty advisors.”

Dr. Bergman is a native Iowan, but received her undergraduate degree in music education from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, in 1995, where she studied with Dr. Jay O’Leary. For four years, she served as the Director of Bands for the Wisner-Pilger Public Schools. After moving to Kansas in 1999, Dr. Bergman studied flute performance with Dr. Frances Shelly at Wichita State University and graduated with her master’s degree in 2001. In May 2007, Dr. Bergman completed requirements for a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in flute performance at the University of Kansas, where she studied with Professor David Fedele and Dr. John Boulton.

Dr. Bergman has been the flute instructor at ESU since 2002, teaching flute lessons, flute choir, eartraining/sightsinging classes, theory fundamentals, and music appreciation. She plays in the Newton-MidKansas Symphony, in addition to faculty chamber groups at Emporia State University, including the Flint Hills Trio and the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet. Selected by audition recording, Dr. Bergman performed in the 2007 International Piccolo Symposium and was a member of The Flint Hills Trio and solo clinic presented by ESU instrumental faculty in February, 2008.

The ESU Flute has performed twice at the National Flute Association convention; in 2008 in Kansas City and in 2022 in Chicago. They have also performed six times for KMEA, the Kansas Music Educators Association convention/In-Service Workshop.  Dr. Bergman has performed with various chamber groups at KMEA, as well as presented flute clinics, and co-presented woodwind clinics. She has also presented flute clinics at the Kansas Bandmasters convention. She is currently the president of the Kansas Flute Society.

Dr. Bergman’s husband, Greg, conducts the Newton High School Wind Ensemble, and they have two sons, named Joshua and Dominic.