Dr. Karl Kolbeck serves as professor of woodwinds at Wayne State College in Nebraska. He holds degrees from Adams State College, The University of New Mexico, and Texas Tech University, and his primary teachers include Barry McGinnis, Keith Lemmons, David Shea, and David Dees.
Kolbeck has performed with various ensembles throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. He currently performs with the Sioux City Municipal Band and Crazy 8 Brass Band and makes appearances with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. A founding member of the Black Box Trio and Trio Mezzklarno, Kolbeck is an advocate for new music and has been involved in several commissions and premieres. He has participated in recording projects for Summit and Naxos, and performed at conferences hosted by the International Clarinet Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and College Music Society. Kolbeck is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.
DMA Performance, Texas Tech University
M.M. Music Performance, University of New Mexico
B.A. Music Performance, Adams State College, Colorado
Kolbeck's academic interests include applied lessons in oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon; woodwind courses, music history and literature, instrument repair, and directing various ensembles.