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CURRICULUM VITAE — Karen Brubaker, Flute

EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2016-18 Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland Master of the Arts in Specialized Flute Performance with an Emphasis in Artistic Mediation 2014-16 Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland Master of the Arts in Flute Performance 2008-12 Wheaton College Conservatory of Music - Illinois, USA Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Christian Education 2012 Musikgarten Training - Illinois, USA Certified to teach: Family Music for Babies, Family Music for Toddlers 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University - Virginia, USA Certified in Orff Level 1

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2018 Beatbox Flute Workshops - Tokaj, Hungary Crescendo Summer Institute

2017

“Music in Everyday Life” Workshop - Bern Switzerland Nachberegruppe Obstberg

2017 Body Percussion Music Workshop - Beijing, China Sun Village Children’s Home 2017 Beatbox Flute Workshops - Beijing, China China Conversatory of Music 2017 Beatbox Flute Workshops - Tokaj, Hungary Crescendo Summer Institute 2017 Beatbox Flute Workshops - Chengdu, China Chengdu Arts University 2017 Beatbox Flute Workshop - Bern, Switzerland Hochschule der Künste Bern 2016 Improvisation Flute Workshops - Tokaj, Hungary Crescendo Summer Institute

2016

Refugee Music Workshops - Bern, Switzerland Organizer and Leader

2015-present Private Flute Lessons - Switzerland, China, USA

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2015-18

Private Piano Lessons - Bern, Switzerland

2015 Beatbox Flute Workshops - Kunming & Chengdu, China Kunming Arts University / Chengdu Arts University 2015 Beatbox Flute Workshops - Tokaj, Hungary Crescendo Summer Institute 2012-14 YaGe Community School of the Arts - Kunming, China Early Childhood General Music Teacher Private Flute Instructor 2010-12 Community School of the Arts - Illinois, USA Suzuki General Music Teacher-aid Music for Special Needs Teacher-aid

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

2018

“Second Naiveté” MA Thesis Concert - Bern, Switzerland Graduation with Distinction (5.86)

2017

“Creative Church” Services - Lausanne, Basel, Geneva Beatbox Flute & Loop Station

2017 “It Runs in the Family” Concert - Virginia, USA Event Organizer and Performer

2017

Collaborative Flute Concert - Chengdu, China

2017

Simplici(TEA) / YUN-i-(TEA) Concert - Bern, Switzerland Event Co-organizer and Performer

2016

Ensemble Estelliah Album “Creation” - Thingvellir, Iceland Recorded a completely improvised album with Ensemble Estelliah (string quartet + flute) inspired by Iceland’s vast landscape. CD release: summer 2017

2016

“Inspiration” MA Thesis Concert - Bern, Switzerland Graduation with Distinction (5.88)

2015

EP Album “You Are There” Release Concert - Switzerland Performed original songs in a concert to benefit volunteer work in S.E. Asia

2014

Collaborative Arts Concert - “In Memoriam” - Kunming, China Event Organizer and Performer

2014

Kunming Symphony Orchestra - China Guest Principal Flutist

2013

Collaborative Arts Concert - “Together” - Kunming, China Event Organizer and Performer

2012 Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra - Illinois, USA Competition-winner Soloist 2012 Wheaton College Symphonic Band - Illinois, USA Soloist 2012 Bachelor of the Arts Degree-fulfilling Senior Flute Recital - Illinois, USA Wheaton College Conservatory of Music 2012, ‘08-10 Wheaton College Symphonic Band - Illinois, USA Principal Flutist 2007 Richmond Symphony Orchestra - Virginia, USA - Competition-winner Soloist

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COMPETITIONS

2011 Wheaton College Concerto Competition - Illinois, USA Winds/Brass Division Winner 2008 The Wednesday Music Club Competition - Virginia, USA Senior Division Winner 2007 Richmond Symphony Orchestra League - Virginia, USA Concerto Competition Winner 2007 Youth Orchestras of Charlottesville-Albemarle Concerto Competition - Virginia, USA Winds/Brass Division Winner

ACADEMIC AWARDS

2018

Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland Graduation with Distinction (5.86)

2016

Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland Graduation with Distinction (5.88)

2012

Wheaton College - Illinois (USA) Summa Cum Laude

2011

Wheaton College - Illinois (USA) Billy & Ruth Bell Graham Scholar

2011

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music - Illinois (USA) James & Sarah Williams Scholarship

PERSONAL SKILLS Mother tongue

English

Other languages UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production • German B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 • Mandarin Chinese A2 A1 A2 A2 A1 • French A1 A2 A1 A1 A1 Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user, from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

• Adaptability skills • Collaborative skills • Organizational skills

Exceptional ability to adapt to new, diverse contexts Easily initiates projects and connects well with others Excellent organizational and prioritization capabilities

REFERENCES

Christian Studler, Flute Professor Hochschule der Künste Bern +41 31 932 05 86 studler@gmx.net

Dr. Jennie Brown, Flute Professor Wheaton College Conservatory of Music +1 (630) 752 5689 jennie.brown@wheaton.edu

Lynne Picker, Director YaGe Community School of the Arts lynne@yagecommunityarts.com

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