Colleen Blagov joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 as Second Flute/Piccolo and was named Principal Flute in January of 2008; prior to her appointment with the OPO, Colleen was Principal Flute with the Savannah Symphony for five years. She has also held the Second Flute/Piccolo positions with the Columbus (OH) Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Colleen has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Opera Company. She has been a featured soloist and chamber musician in Orlando, Columbus, Savannah, Colorado, and Hilton Head and was a three-time winner of the National Flute Association's Orchestral Competition. She is adjunct professor of flute at Florida Southern College. Colleen received her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Ithaca College, where she studied with Dr. Wendy Mehne; she continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Joshua Smith (Principal Flute, the Cleveland Orchestra).