Griebling, Karen (Jean)

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Griebling, Karen (Jean)

Griebling, Karen (Jean), American violist, violinist, conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Akron, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1957. She was trained at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. (B.M., 1980), the Univ. of Houston (M.M., 1982), and the Univ. of Tex. at Austin (D.M.A., 1986). She played in the Tex. Chamber Orch. (1980-81), the Houston Ballet Orch. (1980-82), the Corpus Christi Sym. Orch. (1985-86), and the Albany (N.Y.) Sym. Orch. (1986-87). In 1987 she joined the faculty of Hendrix Coll. in Conway, Ark., became a member of the Fort Smith Sym. Orch., and was made co-director of the Conway Civic Orch.; she also was a member of the Ark. String Quartet (from 1988). In 1990 she founded and became conductor of the Conway Chamber Orch.


6 string quartets (1970-92); Trio for 2 Violins and Viola (1973); Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1976); 2 viola sonatas (1976, 1987); Oboe d’Amore Sonata (1980); Johnny Appleseed, ballet (1983); Homage for Winds (1983); Concerto Grosso (1985); The House of Bernarda Alba, opera (1986); Gloria for Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble (1988); Sonata a Due for Viola and Bass Trombone (1992); piano music; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire