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But the Melody Lingers On

American Music Educator and Musician Karl (Fogmeg) St Charles Dies in Bali.

(6/11/2011) A well-known music educator and musician in Bali, Karl (Fogmeg) St. Charles, died on Sunday, June 5, 2011, aged 66, at a local hospital following a long illness.

Born on July 6, 1944, in Taylor, Pennsylvania where he attended high school before graduating from Wilkes University with a Masters Degree in Music and Theater. He continued his studies at the renowned Julliard School of Music and Dance where he received a doctorate degree,

A gifted pianist, St. Charles played with the New York Ballet and Philharmonic Orchestra. He will also be remembered for his exceptional skills as an educator and orchestral conductor.

While living in Bali where he taught music to a large number of children and adults, he would return to the U.S. every Summer to perform and accompany dance troupes.

In 1993, St. Charles performed at an inaugural ball for President William Clinton and vice-president Al Gore.

During the course of a prolific career, St. Charles recorded a number of classical CD's.

St. Charles was cremated in Bali on Saturday, June 11th after which a group of students gathered over a memorial lunch, performing music in honor of their departed guru.

St. Charles is survived by a sister, Donna Woosman of Taylor, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law Fred; a niece; two nephews and various aunts and cousins.