Karrin Meffert-Nelson

Faculty

Associate Professor, Clarinet, Gustavus Chamber Winds in Music and Music - Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Karrin Meffert-Nelson, DMA, teaches clarinet, conducts the Gustavus Chamber Winds, and teaches courses in Music Education and Music History.

Dr. Meffert-Nelson 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 with productions at 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 frequently appears as an 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-140 (Keyboard Accompany I), MUS-141 (Keyboard Accompany II), MUS-184 (Woodwind Ensemble), MUS-187 (Chamber Winds), MUS-250 (Oboe), MUS-251 (Clarinet), MUS-252 (Bassoon), MUS-253 (Saxophone), MUS-336 (Woodwind Techniques), 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 32 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 29 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 25 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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-250 Oboe 16 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 16 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 16 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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-253 Saxophone 16 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 15 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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 14 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 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-187 Chamber Winds 12 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
MUS-350 Oboe 10 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, and 2012/SP
MUS-249 Flute 8 2019/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-349 Flute 8 2019/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/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-390 Senior Music Capstone 4 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, and 2017/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-395 Honors in Performance 3 2019/SP, 2018/FA, and 2017/FA
MUS-310 Audition Preparation 1 2015/JN