Catherine Bergman, D.M.A.

Department of Music, Box 4029
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
(620) 341-5435


Dr. Catherine Bergman 

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


Dr. Catherine (Kate) Bergman completed requirements in May, 2007, 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. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in flute performance from Wichita State University in 2001, where she studied with Dr. Frances Shelly. Prior to moving to Kansas in 1999, Dr. Bergman was the Director of Bands for the Wisner-Pilger Public Schools in Nebraska for four years.

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. 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.

Dr. Bergman has been the flute instructor at ESU since 2002, teaching flute lessons, flute choir, eartraining/sightsinging classes, theory fundamentals, and music appreciation. The ESU Flute Choir and the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet were selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators convention many times. Selected by audition recording, Dr. Bergman performed in the 2007 International Piccolo Symposium. The Flint Hills Trio and a solo clinic presented by ESU instrumental faculty occurred in February, 2008. The ESU Flute Choir and Dr. Bergman’s lecture recital, “Mozart’s Attitude Towards the Flute,” was selected to be a part of the National Flute Association’s convention in Kansas City in August, 2008.

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