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Felicia Foland

Felicia Foland

St. Louis native Felicia Foland joined the St. Louis Symphony in 1990 as second bassoon. While attending Kirkwood High School she played in the school orchestra with STL Symphony violinist Rebecca Boyer Hall and STL Symphony Principal Flute Mark Sparks. She was also a member of the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra, and occasionally performed as an extra player with the STL Symphony.
 
Foland attended the Eastman School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music, and went on to earn two graduate degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago.
 
In addition to her tenure with the STL Symphony, she has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Ravinia Festival, the Rochester Philharmonic, the New York City Opera Touring Company, the Springfield (Illinois) Symphony, and the South Bend Symphony. In addition, Foland performed in Mexico with the Orquesta de Jalapa and the Orquesta del Estado de Mexico, and in Germany with the Heidelberg Opera Speil.
 
In addition to music making and teaching, Foland enjoys a happy family life wither her partner, Kati Guerra and a small menagerie of dogs and birds. Gardening and walking are favorite hobbies away from Powell Hall. Felicia Foland supports a number of worthy causes including the Sikkim Children's Educational Fund associated with her Buddhist teacher, Lama Lodu Rinpoche, the Taki Concordia Conductor Fellowship, established by Maestra Marin Alsop to benefit young women conductors, and Gateway Pet Guardians, a St. Louis-based dog rescue organization.
 
 
Rev. 6/10/13