Karrin Meffert-Nelson

Faculty

Assistant Professor, Conductor of the Vasa Wind Orchestra in Music and Music - Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Karrin Meffert-Nelson, DMA, teaches clarinet, chamber music, conduts the Vasa Wind Orchestra, and teaches courses in music education and music history.  

As an active freelance clarinetist, Dr. Meffert-Nelson performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, VocalEssence Orchestra, and with productions at the Ordway and Orpheum Theaters.  Meffert-Nelson has also performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota.  Meffert-Nelson is a founding member of the MOre Clarinet Quartet and the Hot Dish Trio, ensembles devoted to education in addition to performing recitals.  As a clinican, Meffert-Nelson frequently appears as a adjudicator for area solo and ensemble 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 the MM degree in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University in Evantston, IL and the BM degree in Clarinet Performance and Music Education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Prior to her appointment at Gustavus Adolphus College, Meffert-Nelson taught clarinet and chamber music at the University of Minnesota.

 


Courses Taught

MUS-184 (Woodwind Ensemble), MUS-187 (Chamber Winds), MUS-250 (Oboe), MUS-251 (Clarinet), MUS-252 (Bassoon), MUS-253 (Saxophone), MUS-351 (Clarinet), MUS-352 (Bassoon), MUS-353 (Saxophone), MUS-390 (Senior Music Major Capstone Experience), MUS-395 (Honors in Performance), and MUS-397 (Honors Project in History Literature)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-184 Woodwind Ensemble 28 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-351 Clarinet 24 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-353 Saxophone 22 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-166 Vasa Wind Orchestra 20 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-253 Saxophone 14 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-250 Oboe 14 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-252 Bassoon 14 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-251 Clarinet 14 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-352 Bassoon 13 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-397 Honors Project in History Literature 12 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/FA
MUS-350 Oboe 9 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-187 Chamber Winds 8 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
MUS-181 Flute Choir 8 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-180 Early Music Ensemble 7 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-375 Western Music II 6 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
MUS-249 Flute 6 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-349 Flute 6 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-336 Woodwind Techniques 4 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, and 2011/FA
MUS-128 Recorder Class 4 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-390 Senior Music Capstone 2 2018/SP and 2017/FA
MUS-395 Honors in Performance 1 2017/FA
MUS-310 Audition Preparation 1 2015/JN