|BM and BA, Northwestern University; MM, Rice University; DMA, University of Minnesota|
|Rena Kraut is Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Augsburg College. She received her D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and also holds music degrees from Rice and Northwestern Universities. Dr. Kraut has held positions with various orchestras including the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the Sarasota and Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestras. She performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra and as a chamber musician in the Twin Cities. Dr. Kraut is instructor of clarinet and director of the chamber music program at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music.
Rena directs the SPCM Clarinet Choir, and is the director of our summer Children’s Music Workshop.
FLUTE & SUZUKI FLUTE
|Flutist Annie Richardson received her Bachelor of Music in performance from East Tennessee State University. Ms. Richardson also completed additional undergraduate performance studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. Principal flute instructors include Nancy Osteraas, Rebecca Paluzzi, Jacques Zoon, Barbara Kallaur (baroque flute) and Kate Lukas. Ms. Richardson has performed in masterclass with Toshio Takahashi, Samuel Baron, Bart Feller, George Pope, Emmanuel Pahud, Susan Hoeppner, and Flute Force. Additionally, Ms. Richardson has completed extensive Suzuki flute training and has taught at MacPhail Center for Music, Levine School of Music, East Metro Music Academy, Washington International School and is currently teaching at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. Richardson has performed with orchestras, flute choirs and chamber music ensembles in Tennessee, DC, Maryland and Minnesota and currently performs with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra.|