About Kathryn Larson

Kathryn Larson is Director of Choral Activities at Detroit Lakes High School where she has taught since 1988. Kathryn received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in music education from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, where she sang in the Concordia Choir under the direction of Paul J. Christiansen. She is currently in her 36 th year of teaching, having spent 35 years in the Detroit Lakes Public School District, her first seven years in Detroit Lakes she directed choirs at the Detroit Lakes Junior High School. Presently she directs four choirs in grades nine through twelve, teaches voice, and directs and produces the fall musical and the biennial DLHS Madrigal Dinner. Kathryn is actively involved as a clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator in Minnesota and North Dakota and has served as a section leader/team leader for the MMEA All-State Women’s and Mixed Choirs. In February 2010, she had the privilege of conducting the MMEA All-State Women’s Choir at Orchestra Hall for the MMEA Midwinter Conference. Choirs under Larson’s direction have performed at the MMEA Midwinter Conference (1985, 2012) The NDSU School of Music/ACDA Choral Music of the Americas Opening Concert (2013), the 10 th Annual Minnesota Choral Arts Finale (Spring 2015), the ACDA of MN State Conference (Fall 2015), and numerous college choir festivals. Her choirs have consistently received superior ratings at MSHSL Large Group Contests and her private voice students and high school vocal students have been consistently selected for membership in MMEA All-State Choirs and ACDA state, regional and national honor choirs. In addition to her work at the high school, Kathryn maintains an active private voice studio and has done so for the past 25 years. She also currently directs the First Lutheran Church Jubilate (adult) Choir. She is an active soloist for community events, civic events, church events, and she has performed in and directed numerous musical theater productions. She has also served as the Director of the Detroit Lakes Community Choir. Kathryn is the recipient of the Robert Creamer award for her promotion of fine arts in the Detroit Lakes community. She has also been selected as the Detroit Lakes Outstanding Young Business Woman and has been recognized as the Detroit Lakes Educator of the Year. Kathryn is a past president of ACDA of MN and a current member of MMEA/MENC, MEA, NEA, the VoiceCare Network, ACDA, MTNA and MMTA.
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