Kariann Voigts, clarinet, is a 1993 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Music Education and Performance. She taught public school instrumental music in Iowa for three years before pursuing her Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance at Indiana University.
Upon completion of her degree in 1998, Ms. Voigts joined The United States Air Force Band of the Rockies (now known as the USAF Academy Band) in Colorado Springs. During her time with the band she served as clarinet player (including E-flat and bass clarinet) in the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Marching Band, and was a founding member of the Solar Winds Clarinet Quartet. Kariann was a soloist with the Concert Band on national tours and was featured on the band’s CD Hands Across the Sea and Solar Winds CD Golden Door. Ms. Voigts was also responsible for the preparation and presentation of a clinic on clarinet instruction given at the Colorado Music Educators Association Convention. For her distinguished service with the band, Ms. Voigts was a recipient of the United States Air Force Commendation Medal.
Since returning to Iowa in 2002 Kariann has been an active instructor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the state. She is a member of the Lyric Winds woodwind trio and performs frequently with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra.
- Math Endorsement, Simpson College, 2011
- Master of Music, Indiana University, 1998
- Bachelor of Music Education/Music Performance, University of Northern Iowa, 1993