Kristin Mortenson

Music Theory, Music Listening Lab

McCain Auditorium 328A
kmortens@k-state.edu

Kristin Mortenson teaches music theory and listening laboratory in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University. She maintains a select private violin and viola studio in Manhattan, and has been on the string faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan since 1986.

Mortenson attended the University of Texas at Austin as a violin student of Leonard Posner, and completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin from Louisiana State University, where she studied with Sally O’Reilly. She has been Associate Concertmaster of the Topeka Symphony since 2001 and was previously a first violinist in the Austin, Baton Rouge, Wichita, and Des Moines Symphonies between 1981 and 2001. She has been a soloist with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra twice, as well as the Kansas State University Orchestra and the Flint Hills Chamber Orchestra. She served as Concertmaster of the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra for twenty years, and currently serves as Concertmaster of the Kansas Ballet Orchestra in Topeka.

Kristin has enjoyed performing with musicians as diverse as Ray Charles, Bernadette Peters, Mannheim Steamroller, Dionne Warwick, Bob Hope, Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Shirley Jones, Anne Murray, Wayne Newton, and the rock band Kansas.


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