Karrie Been

Karrie Been, who teaches the Primo singers, graduated from Carroll College (University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education and earned her Master of Music degree in music education with a Kodaly emphasis from Silver Lake College. She is currently the general and vocal music instructor at Woodland and Mapleview Intermediate Schools in Kimberly, where she also serves as curriculum coordinator for the district’s general and choral music staff.  Previously, Been taught in Franklin, Wisconsin, where she taught elementary music, middle and high school choirs, and worked as the orchestra conductor for the high school’s musical theatre productions.  She was the founding chair of the Association of Wisconsin Area Kodaly Educators (AWAKE) Children’s Choir Festival and served on the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association choir festival committee. She is a member of the Wisconsin School Music Association, American Choral Director’s Association and Music Educator’s National Conference.  She has served Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music and St. Norbert College, working as cooperating teacher and practicum adviser. Been and her husband both sing with newVoices, formerly the White Heron Chorale.

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