Karin Dye ’16

Alumni and Faculty

Adjunct Instructor in Music and Music - Ensembles

Ms. Karin Dye currently conducts the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and is a full-time orchestra teacher in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Ms. Dye graduated from Gustavus in 2016 majoring in Music Education with honors in viola performance. She earned her Master of Music Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2020. She hails from St. Louis, Missouri where she grew up playing Suzuki violin (and later viola) in her public elementary school program.

Ms. Dye is an active performer. She plays fiddle in the band St. George's Folly, viola for the Corda String Quartet, and piano at home for her dog Seamus. When not performing or conducting she keeps busy running themusiceducationadvocate.com, a website designed to disseminate research in a relaxed medium as well as share lesson plans and tech help.


University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne (Master of Music Education), Gustavus Adolphus College (Music Education and Viola Performance)


travel, running, and yoga

Course Taught

MUS-171 (Philharmonic Orchestra)