Constance (Connie) Coghlan

Principal Percussion

Year you joined the ECSO: 1976

Hometown-Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
College-Bachelor of Music , University of Wisconsin -go Badgers
31 years in the Coast Guard Band retiring as Master Chief. Travelled all over the US with trips to the Soviet Union, England and Canada. Performed at every Presidential inaugural from 1973-2004.
Percussion Instructor at Central Connecticut State University go over 20 years.
Freelance musician for various groups-Salt Marsh Opera Company, Opera Theater Connecticut, Con Brio Chorus and whomever needs a percussionist.
Principal Percussion for The Eastern Ct Symphony Orchestra

Hidden talent(s):Crossword puzzles

Favorite musical memory:Performing a Henry Cowell piece with UW Percussion Ensemble. I played 8 mixing bowls and can still hear my Father saying We’re paying how much for her to play mixing bowls?

Favorite Motto or Quote:Dream to live or live the dream!

Favorite Composer:Too many to pick one

What/Who inspired you to take up your instrument:My Mom and 5th grade band director