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Composer Spotlight: KAREN K. ROBERTSON

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Karen K. RobertsonWe are thrilled to welcome Karen K. Robertson to the C. Alan Publications catalog. Her recent band piece "Into the Unknown" received "Honorable Mention" in the 2018 Female Band Composition Competition. In addition to composing, Karen is currently in her ninth year of teaching. She spent eight years as a band director at Wiley Middle School in Leander, TX, and is now teaching piano, music theory, and music composition at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock ISD. We will be releasing three more of her band works next year (2019-2020), including "Dachsund Trot" (Gr. 1.5), "Court Jester March" (Gr. 2.5), and "Leap" (Gr. 3), so be on the lookout!

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