Dr. Karen Koner

Coordinator of Music Education

Karen Koner PhotoKaren Koner, assistant professor and coordinator of music education, has been a faculty member at California State University Stanislaus since Fall 2016. As a specialist in instrumental music education, she teaches undergraduate courses focusing on K-12 teaching strategies, rehearsal techniques, lesson planning, and curriculum. In addition, she supervises students during their student teaching semester through the College of Education.

Dr. Koner holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction in Music Education from the University of Maryland. In addition, she holds a Master of Music Theory from the University of Arizona, a Master of Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelors of Music with a focus of Music Education also from the University of Arizona.

Prior to joining the faculty at CSUS, Dr. Koner served as coordinator of music education at Northern Kentucky University for four years, as well as taught instrumental music at the high school level in Arizona for eight years. She also served in leadership roles in the Arizona Music Educators Association, the Kentucky Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education Advocacy Task Force.

Dr. Koner’s research interests focus primarily on the undergraduate music education curriculum and musical assessment. She has presented her research and work at the International level through the International Trumpet Guild and the International Society for Music Education, at the National level through such conferences as The Society for Music Teacher Educators, The Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods, and The NAfME National Conference, and at state music educators’ conferences in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, Michigan, and Kentucky. In addition, Dr. Koner’s research collaborated with Michael Hewitt from the University of Maryland, titled A Comparison of Instrumental Music Methods Course Content at NASM-Accredited Institutions appears in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

Contact Information

Building Location:
Music Building #6: - See Map

Office Location:
M 31 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3498

E-mail: kkoner@csustan.edu