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Linfield College


Karen Strand 

Karen Strand

Vivian Bull Music Center 102

Education: B.M., University of Oregon; M.M., Eastman School of Music.


Accomplishments: Established performer, teacher and clinician on the oboe. Innovative curriculum designer and author of web and digital materials for teaching oboe and other music courses.

Performing affiliations: Principal Oboe, Linfield Chamber Orchestra. Oboe/English horn with the Portland Opera Orchestra. Long-time member of summer festival orchestras including Oregon Coast Music Festival, Soundwaves Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival. Featured chamber musician in 2010 at the Assisi (Italy) summer music festival. Past international festival appearances in Menorca and Montreaux.

Recordings: English horn solo on Grammy-winning recording of Penderecki's "Credo", (Hanssler-Verlag). Woodwind quintet recording: "Music of Eastern Europe" with Ensemble Viento, (Centaur). Numerous appearances on recording projects in a variety of styles.