Opera on the River 2023 Headliner
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN
Karrin Meffert-Nelson (OOTR 2023)
Karrin Meffert-Nelson teaches clarinet, conducts the Gustavus Chamber Winds, and teaches courses in music education at Gustavus Adolphus College. Dr. Meffert-Nelson also maintains an active performing career as Principal Clarinetist with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and through freelance work with Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Northrop Ballet Orchestra, and the State and Orpheum Theaters. She has also performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. As a clinician, Meffert-Nelson adjudicates for area contests and works with the woodwind sections of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.
In addition to her DMA degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Meffert-Nelson holds an MM from Northwestern University and a BM in Clarinet Performance and Music Education from St. Olaf College. Prior to her appointment at Gustavus, Meffert-Nelson taught clarinet and chamber music at the University of Minnesota.