Associate in Applied Music (French horn)
Karen Moats Bakkegard has been performing as a freelance hornist in the Baltimore-Washington area since moving here in 1978. She is a member of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. In addition to many other organizations, she has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera, the Maryland Symphony and the Delaware Symphony. Karen graduated with a B.A. in French Horn Performance from California State University, Fresno, where she studied with James H. Winter. She also studied with Paul Anderson while attending the University of Iowa as a graduate student in Music Theory. Other studies include work with Sylvia Alimena, Barry Tuckwell, and Dale Clevenger. In the past, Karen has taught at St. Mary's College, Essex Community College, and Shepherd College. Currently, in addition to her work at Goucher, Karen teaches at the Baltimore School for the Arts.