Prof. Olegario was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Matthew Ruggiero International Woodwind Competition and was recognized as a recipient of the Yale School of Music Alumni Prize. She enjoys an eclectic chamber career appearing at the Phoenix Chamber Society Winter Series, the Norfolk Chamber Festival, and the clasclas festival in Spain collaborating with artists such as Guy Braunstein, Gili Schwartzman, and Matan Porat. She actively subs with the acclaimed Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet and will appear on a Naxos produced album with leading artists including David Shifrin, Stephen Taylor, Frank Morelli, and William Purvis, featuring Beethoven’s serenades for winds to be released in 2020.
Passionate about arts education, Prof. Olegario instructs a private studio, teaches in schools and presents masterclasses across the United States. She currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the Fred Fox Music School at the University of Arizona.
Prof. Olegario’s interests extend to assuming leadership roles in arts entrepreneurship in order to cultivate innovative ways for promoting and preserving classical music. In 2015, she managed the Bringing Music to Life project which promoted the music of J.S. Bach to audiences across Australia including in schools, public spaces, and through a partnership with Dance with Parkinson’s. Recognized as the 2017/2018 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Bassoon Fellow, Prof. Olegario frequently performs in the New York area and works across all core operating functions of a professional chamber orchestra.
Prof. Olegario primarily studied with Frank Morelli, Christopher Millard and Lewis Kirk.
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