Becky Van de Bogart - flute, Artistic Director
Rebecca Van de Bogart, Artistic Director for Nebraska Chamber Players, was a founding member of Third Chair Chamber Players and has served as Artistic Director since 2001. Chamber music has been a passion all of her life, and Nebraska Chamber Players was the natural vehicle to feed this passion. In the late ’70s she was a founding member of the Bachman Trio, a flute, cello and piano ensemble. The trio stayed together for 20 years and then expanded to become TCCP. Becky is also piccolo chair with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, and flutist with the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Lincoln Municipal Band. Previously she played with Opera Omaha, the Omaha Symphony, and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra.
Being involved in music education and advocacy is another of Becky's passions. A private studio teacher for 30 years, Becky also taught in the Arts Are Basic program. She created and presented educational children's concerts for the Lincoln Symphony's In-School Concert series, performing concerts up to 30 times each year. TCCP continued this passion with their two educational programs, Music in Your Space and Music Mentors. In 1991, Becky received a Woods Charitable Fund Grant to travel with an artistic delegation to Khujand, Tajikistan. She worked there in an NGO capacity until 1996. In 1989 she was awarded "Woman Artist of the Year" by the Lincoln-Lancaster Commission on the Status of Women for her work in the musical community. In 2008 she received the Artistic Achievement Award for Performing Arts as part of the 30th annual Mayor's Arts Awards. (Third Chair Chamber Players was a co-recipient of a second Mayors Arts Award for the collaborative project with The Angels Theatre Company “The Train.”)