Presented by Karl Kemm

Horn Story

Curriculum Vita

Karl Kemm

507 Ralston Avenue

Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

(940) 300-3131

Principal Instructors

1996-01        Dr. William Scharnberg, University of North Texas

1994-95      Jack Herrick, University of Northern Colorado

1990-93      Dave Krehbiel, San Francisco Symphony

1987-89      Dr. Keith Polk, University of New Hampshire

1987-89      Mary Rasmussen, University of New Hampshire

1987           Warren Greff, San Diego Symphony

1982-86      Dr. Kristen Thelander, University of New Mexico



2009           TAMU Corpus Christi                English/Art

1997-00      University of North Texas          Music Performance ABD

1994-95      University of Northern Colorado Music Performance     

1987-89      University of New Hampshire    Master of Arts,  Music History – Performance

1982-87      University of New Mexico           Bachelor of Music, Performance

Teaching Experience


2001-Present           Faculty at Del Mar College – Corpus Christi, Texas

Private studio / Brass Choir / Brass Methods
Classroom Theory and Aural Training
Music Appreciation and Humanities

2017                 Director Hornswoggle Workshop, Jemez Springs, New Mexico

2016-Present   Teaching Staff at Hummingbird Music Camp – Jemez Springs, New Mexico

2009-14           Adjunct Faculty at TAMUCC – Corpus Christi, Texas

2000-01           Adjunct Faculty at Texas Woman’s University – Denton, Texas

Private studio Brass instruction / Woodwind Quintet Coach

1996-01           Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

Private studio instruction / Horn choir assistant / Brass pedagogy assistant
Private Theory tutoring / Graduate Brass Ensemble / Brass Quintet Coach

1999-01           Private instructor for grades 6 – 12 in Lewisville, Lake Dallas, Argyle, Krum, Aubrey, Frisco, and Denton, Texas Independent Schools.

1994-95           Teaching Assistant at the University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, Colorado

1994-95           Teaching Staff at Hummingbird Music Camp – Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Private studio instruction
Intermediate and advanced wind ensemble director

1987-89           Teaching Assistant at University of New Hampshire – Durham, New Hampshire

Equipment manager 

Summer Youth Music School stage manager


Professional Affiliations

American Association of University Professors      currently inactive

Texas Community College Association                  currently inactive

Texas Music Educators Association                     currently active

American Hunting Horn Society                           currently inactive

Institute of General Semantics                             active

International Horn Society                                   life

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia                                        active- faculty advisor

College Music Society                                         currently inactive

Historic Brass Society                                         active


Military Band Experience

2011                ANG Band of the South West            Oxnard, CA    

2011                USAF Band of the Golden West        Fairfield, CA Travis AFB

2010                ANG Band of the Northeast              Milford, MA

2007                USAF Heartland of America Band     Omaha, NE  Offutt AFB

2001-07           ANG Band of the Midwest*               Peoria, IL

1998-10           USAF Band of the West                    San Antonio, TX  Lackland AFB

1995-11           ANG Band of the Gulf Coast*            Fort Worth, TX

1994                ANG Band of the Great Lakes           Swanton, OH

1993-97           ANG Band of the West Coast*          San Jose, CA

1990-92           USAF Band of the West                     Riverside, CA March AFB

1989-93           Travis Winds Quintet*                       Fairfield, CA   Travis AFB

1989-93           America’s Band in Blue*                    Fairfield, CA   Travis AFB


Performance Experience

2015- present             Austin Baroque Orchestra*

2010- present             Corpus Christi Brass Quintet*

2011-13                       Victoria Symphony Orchestra

2001- present              Corpus Christi Symphony*

2003                            Dallas Bach Society

2001-present               Del Mar Trio*

1997-02                       Orchestra of New Spain

1998-01                       Texas Wind Symphony*

1998-01                       Garland Symphony

1998-01                       Los Colinas Symphony

1998                            San Angelo Symphony

1996                            Texas Women’s Choir

1995-97                       Plano Chamber Orchestra

1995-07                       Abilene Philharmonic*

1995-01                       Irving Symphony*

1995-01                       Wichita Falls Symphony*

1995                            Fort Collins Baroque Academy

1994                            San Juan Symphony

1994                            Walnut Creek Opera

1994                            San Francisco Concerto Orchestra

1993-94                       Berkeley Aulos Quintet*

1993-94                       Santa Rosa Symphony

1993                            Symphony of the Redwoods

1992-94                       North Bay Philharmonic*

1992-94                       Vallejo Symphony*

1992-94                       Lodi Symphony*

1987-88                       New Hampshire Philharmonic*

1987                            Santa Fe Symphony

1985-87                       Duke City Chamber Orchestra

1985-87                       Albuquerque Civic Light Opera

1980-83                       Albuquerque Municipal Band


* Denotes season or extended contract position