Kari Klier, originally from Fredericksburg, Texas received performance degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of Colorado. Professor Klier is a senior lecturer at Texas State University, has a very active percussion studio in Austin, and performs regularly with the Austin Symphony.
Her previous performance experiences include the San Antonio Symphony; the San Antonio Opera; the Mid-Texas Symphony; Chix with Stix, Atlanta, GA; the Denver Ballet; the Boulder Philharmonic; the Roswell Symphony Orchestra; the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra; the Santa Clara Vanguard and the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps.
She has served on the Percussive Arts Society 50th Anniversary Marimba Orchestra committee and the International Competition committee.
Professor Klier’s teaching experiences include Walton High School, Marietta, GA; Lassiter High School, Marietta, GA; the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band; percussion specialist for the Judson Independent School District; the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps; and the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps. She judges solo and ensemble competitions at the local and state levels.
Kari Klier is an artist/educational clinician for the Vic Firth Company, Remo Percussion, and Zildjian Cymbals.
In her limited free time, Kari enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, and family. She is also an avid triathlete and foody.