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Merilee Klemp

Merilee Klemp

  • Senior Lecturer in Oboe & English Horn, Music

Education & Professional History

Augsburg College, BA in MusEd; University of Minnesota, MA; Eastman School of Music, DMA.

At Carleton since 1982.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


MERILEE KLEMP (Oboe, English Horn) received the B.A. in Music Education from Augsburg College, the M.A. in Musicology from the University of Minnesota, and the D.M.A. in Oboe Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. Her notable accomplishments include an impressive list of featured recordings including Falls Flyer: Music for Oboe and Guitar (Schubert Club), Carols and Lullabies (RCA) and The Music of William Grant Still (Collins Classics) with Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota, The Three Hermits (D'Note) and A Chamber Fantasy (Innova 539) by Stephen Paulus, Singing Wilderness: Music of Cary John Franklin (Singing Wilderness), Fritz Bergmann's Minnesota Landscapes (Innova), as well as CD's by Janet Jackson, Elton John, Mariah Carey, and on the series of Lifescapes recordings distributed throughout the country. She has performed regularly with the Minnesota Opera, the VocalEssence, and is a frequent recitalist and soloist in the Twin Cities. Her principal teacher was Richard Killmer and she received a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship for further study with John Mack.

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