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Personal Profile

Karen Bronson is a versatile artist who frequently performs, lectures and teaches throughout the United States. She has taught clarinet and bass clarinet for nearly thirty years and is currently a private lesson instructor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including Grapevine-Colleyville, Keller, and Southlake Carroll Independent School Districts. Her studio, Bronson Clarinet Studio, consists of students from sixth grade through adult. Her passion for music education and child development led her to teaching preschool music, Kindermusik, and children’s choirs for a number of years. As an accomplished performer, Karen Bronson has performed across the country as soloist, and as a chamber, orchestra and band musician. She was the founding member and manager of the woodwind quintet, Carolina Winds. As a young musician, she was a high school all-state clarinetist and was awarded first chair in the national band, McDonald’s All-American Band. Dr. Bronson frequently presents at national conferences. In October 2019, she gave a lecture at National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference. She has also given clinics and lectures at Texas Clarinet Colloquium Conferences. As a member of North Texas Wind Symphony, she performed at Texas Music Educator’s Conference with Canadian Brass. She has also performed in Lone Star Wind Orchestra and currently plays in a German band. An advocate for new music, Dr. Bronson commissions new music for clarinet and chamber ensembles. Clarinet performance degrees earned are a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of North Texas with a related field degree in Wind Band Conducting, a Master of Music from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a Bachelor of Music degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Major teachers have been Dr. Kelly Burke, Daryl  Coad, Robert Listokin, Dr. Douglas Miller, Dr. Philip O. Paglialonga, Greg Raden, and Dr. John Scott.