Kathleen Karr, flute

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Kathleen Karr is the Principal Flutist of the Louisville Orchestra and Flute Professor at the University of Louisville. In 2012, she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award at the University of Louisville. A frequent soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, Kathleen most recently performed the Mozart G Major Flute Concerto with the Louisville Orchestra during the 2014-15 season. Kathleen has taught flute and chamber music at the Interlochen Arts Camp (Interlochen, Michigan), Bellarmine University, Centre College (Danville, Kentucky) and Indiana University Southeast.

Kathleen has twice performed at the National Flute Association’s annual convention (Las Vegas in 2012 and Washington D.C. in 2015), and frequently tours with her flute and guitar duo, The Astral Duo. The Astral Duo has commissioned four pieces for flute and guitar and a CD of the commissioned pieces is in process. She is also a member of the Flutes Fleur de Lis – a two flute and piano trio that most recently commissioned a piece that was performed at the University of Louisville’s New Music Festival in November, 2015. A founding member of the Kentucky Center Chamber Players, Kathleen is also the flutist with the Grawemeyer Players. She has performed masterclasses and recitals throughout Israel, Mexico and the USA. Most recently, Kathleen performed a recital and masterclass in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kathleen has performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Huntsville Symphony, the North Charleston Pops, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky and the Orquestra Sinfonica da Mineria in Mexico City, Mexico. Kathleen is an Altus Flutes performing artist.

Kathleen received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Music degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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