The Music of

Karen
Kachelmeier
Robertson​

COMPOSER - EDUCATOR - PERFORMER

The Music of Karen Kachelmeier Robertson​

​COMPOSER - EDUCATOR - PERFORMER

Bio

Karen  Kachelmeier Robertson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the Wind Ensemble and Longhorn Band.  Graduating with a degree in music education in May 2010, Karen is currently in her ninth year of teaching.  She spent eight years as a band director at Wiley Middle School in Leander, TX, and is now teaching piano, music theory, and music composition at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock ISD.  Her primary instruments are the clarinet and piano, and she regularly performs with the Cedar Park Winds, who recently had a performance at the 2017 Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.  She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Karen studied composition at UT-Austin with Professor Donald Grantham.  Among her original compositions are Into the Unknown (2017), which received "Honorable Mention" in the 2018 Female Band Composition Competition, Yosemite Sunrise (2016) premiered by the Cedar Park Winds, Clarinet Cafe (2012) performed at the Seattle Western International Band Clinic, and many more.  Karen is published with C. Alan Publications and Print Music Source.

Aside from teaching, composing, and performing music, Karen enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.  She is married to her wonderful husband, Patrick, and they have an adorable baby boy, Charlie, cute pet dachshund, Roxie, and basenji mix, Hank.

Please visit her publisher's websites at:

C. Alan Publications
http://c-alanpublications.com/brands/Robertson%2C-Karen-%28b.-1987%29.html

Print Music Source
http://www.printmusicsource.com/karen-kachelmeier-robertson.html

Works

Concert Band:

GRADE 1
GRADE 2
GRADE 3
GRADE 4

Other Works:
Alma Mater, Chamber Music, Clarinet Works, piano, etc.

OTHER WORKS

Full List of Works:
(Please click on links above for more info!)

CONCERT BAND
hidden island, grade 1
dachshund trot, grade 1
into the unknown, grade 2
leap!, grade 2
Court Jester March, grade 2
Yosemite sunrise, grade 4
pathways, grade 4

other
clarinet cafe, clarinet ensemble
midnight rhapsody, solo clarinet and piano
Wiley Middle School Alma MAter
​November, Percussion Ensemble

More coming soon!

News

*I am so honored to be the featured composer for C. Alan Publications this week!  Please check out  http://c-alanpublications.com/company-news/composer-spotlight-karen-robertson/ !

*Purchasing information is now available for Into the Unknown!  Please visit  http://c-alanpublications.com/brands/Robertson%2C-Karen-%28b.-1987%29.html

*Into the Unknown (2017, Grade 2), was named Honorable Mention in the 2018 Female Band Composition Contest, directed by Ms. Shannon Shaker of Arizona State University and sponsored by the Beta Omicron Chapter.  It was performed by the University of Wyoming and University of San Diego this Spring!  Thank you to the directors of both ensembles for such wonderful performances!

*Check back in regularly for new compositions!

COMMISSIONS

Please use the contact form below to inquire about music commissions!  

Concert Band Works Grades 1-5 

Concert Band Arrangements

School Alma Maters - Music and Lyrics

Clarinet Works With or Without Piano

Chamber Music Works

Piano Works

General Contact form ​
For commissions
and all other inquiries

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