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Photos: top - Rehearsal at Carnegie Hall
bottom - Concert at Raritan Valley
Community College, New Jersey

Karen M. Kelland, a native of New Jersey, received her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied both bassoon and piano, the former under the tutelage of Harold Goltzer of the New York Philharmonic. She attended Juilliard on scholarship, and went on to win several other scholarships and fellowships.

She has played principal, as well as assistant principal, for many major orchestras and chamber groups. She has recorded on the Silver-Burdett, Dorian, and E.M.I. labels, and has performed on television and radio (including National Public Radio), in off-Broadway productions, and at private parties including various Embassies and for Vice President Cheney. She has appeared numerous times at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Hall, and performs regularly at Carnegie Hall. She has travelled throughout the world with various orchestral groups, including Europe, the Soviet Union, China, the Near East, Africa, Iceland, and Central America. She has performed in most of the major European concert halls, including La Scala and the Musikverein in Vienna.

Ms. Kelland is available on a freelance basis to play principal or assistant principal bassoon with orchestras or chamber groups, in concerts, operas, or private parties, in the New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut tri-state area. She is a member of Locals 802 and 16.

Karen takes special pride in teaching both bassoon and piano to her students, several of whom have gone on to study music in college, some on scholarship. Karen has extensive teaching experience, and works well with novice to advanced students, both children and adults. Ms. Kelland is available to undertake new students, no matter their age or level, to teach bassoon, piano, and clarinet. She teaches in her own residence, or her students' home, in the counties of Essex, Union, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset, New Jersey. References from former or current students will be furnished upon request.