Thiago Bohm Bottega

Location: West Raleigh/Cary
Availability: Currently accepting students
D.M.A. in Flute Performance and Pedagogy, University of Southern Mississippi
M.M. in Flute Performance, University of Southern Mississippi
B.M. in Flute Performance, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil)
Background: Award-winning Brazilian flutist, Dr. Bottega has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. In the U.S., he has performed and presented lectures at flute festivals including the NFA Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, and Southern Flute Festival. He has participated in numerous music festivals throughout the Americas, where he performed in orchestras and participated in masterclasses of world-renowned flutists such as Marianne Gedigian, Carol Wincenc, Ransom Wilson, Alberto Almarza, and many others. Additionally, he has performed with popular music groups in a wide variety of genres, including bossa nova, salsa, prog rock, and neo-soul.
Teacher Statement: My teaching aims to foster intellectual and artistic growth within my students while being sensitive to their individual characteristics and goals. With innovative methods and a historically informed approach, I serve as a guide to my students as they develop their own voices. I make use of a recording set as an essential teaching tool. I teach all ages and skill levels, and I welcome students of all social identities. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Specialties: Performance practices, audition preparation/recording, music technology, Brazilian music, popular music