Peggy Vagts

Phone: (603) 862-3254
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm M220, Durham, NH 03824
Peggy Vagts

Peggy Vagts received degrees in flute performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Morningside College.  Her principal flute teachers were Marcel Moyse and Robert Cole. She has been a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at UNH and a winner of the National Flute Association’s “Competition for Professional Performers.”  An active performer, Prof. Vagts has been a member of the New Hampshire Symphony, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Atlantic Chamber Soloists, Wisconsin Chamber Symphony, the Sioux City Symphony, and the UNH Faculty Woodwind Quintet. She has performed internationally as well in China, Wales, and England. Prof. Vagts has a special interest in the music of women composers and has presented lecture-recitals on this topic at the First National Congress on Women in Music and at conventions of the National Flute Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, and the Greater Boston Flute Association. Her recording with pianist Arlene Kies, Persistence: Works by Women, 1850-1950, was released in 2014. She has appeared as concerto soloist with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Granite State Symphony, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and White Mountain Musical Arts Festival.  Prof. Vagts was Chair of the Department of Music at UNH from 1997-2003 and Senior Faculty Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts from 2007-2013.  She taught at Regent’s University in London 2014-2015 while serving as on-site director of the UNH London program.


  • M.M., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • B.A., Morningside College

Research Interests

  • Chamber music
  • Flute
  • Music by women composers

Courses Taught

  • MUED 747/847: Tech & Methd Woodwind Instrmnt
  • MUSI 402: Survey of Music History
  • MUSI 402H: Honors/Survey of Music History
  • MUSI 457: Woodwind Ensemble
  • MUSI 551: Flute
  • MUSI 551/751/851: Flute
  • MUSI 751: Flute

Selected Artistic Activities

Rutter "Requiem" with UNH Chamber Singers (2 performances) (2017).

Medomak Conductor's Retreat Orchestra (2016).

Recital at Regent's University, London, England (2015).

Recital in Reardon Smith Theatre in National Welsh Museum (2015).

Recital of Music for Soprano, Flute, and Piano (2014).

Conductors Retreat Orchestra with Kenneth Kiesler, conductor (2014).

UNH Faculty Solo Recital (2014).

Brahms Sonata #1 for clarinet and piano and Danzi Concerto for flute, clarinet and orch.(piano reduction) (2014).

Amos and Boris on UNH Faculty Concert Series (2014).

Amos and Boris for N.H. State Music Educators Chamber Music Festival (2014).