Faculty Profile for Kari Klier

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Kari Klier
Senior Lecturer — School of Music
MUS 150
phone: (512) 245-2651

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Kari Klier, originally from Fredericksburg, Texas received performance degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of Colorado. Ms. Klier is a senior lecturer at Texas State University, has a very active percussion studio in Austin, and performs regularly with the Austin Symphony.

Previous performing experiences include the San Antonio Symphony; the San Antonio Opera; the Mid-Texas Symphony; Chix with Stix, Atlanta, GA; the Denver Ballet; the Boulder Philharmonic; the Roswell Symphony Orchestra; and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.

As an educator, Ms. Klier has an extensive teaching history around the country, which includes Walton High School, Marietta, GA; Lassiter High School, Marietta, GA; the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band; percussion specialist for the Judson Independent School District; the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps; and the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Ms. Klier is an artist/educational clinician for the Vic Firth Company, Remo Percussion, and the Zildjian Company.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Performer, Brahms' German Requiem. December 1, 2018.
  • Performer, Young Person's Concerts. November 5, 2018 - November 13, 2018.
  • Holiday E-Card Recording. 2018.
  • Performer, Halloween Children's Concert. October 28, 2018.
  • Performer, Oz with Orchestra. October 27, 2018.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Judson High School Percussion Ensemble. 2002

Selected Service Activities

Scholarship and Retention Committee
September 1, 2015-Present
Percussive Arts Society International Competition Committee
Percussion Coordinator
Texas State Choral Department
September 1, 2010-Present
Texas State Percussion Camp
May 1, 2010-Present
Music Education Committee
September 1, 2007-Present