AUSTIN, TX (October 31, 2017) - Rhythmic Force is proud to have yet another experienced and incredible percussion educator joining our team! Kari will take the reigns as Program Director for the 2018 season and will oversee the operations at Rhythmic Force. #ForceToBeReckonedWith #RF2018
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, gamer and foody.
AUSTIN, TX (October 10, 2017) – Rhythmic Force is excited to announce our new Visual Instructor - Adam Chrobak!
We are pumped to have a pro like Adam Chrobak joining our visual team for #RF2018. He will work in conjunction with Luke our visual designer and Lilian our choreographer and steer the visual program this season. He currently teaches in the Austin area as a visual instructor at Vandegrift High School (2013-Current), and is going on his second year holding the position of Visual Caption Head at The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (TX).
Previous visual positions include Westlake High School (TX), The Woodlands High School (TX), South Pointe High School (SC), Lake Travis High School (TX), Round Rock High School Indoor, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, and Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. Apart from teaching visual, Adam also writes drill and consults for a number of groups in the state of Texas through his company, Ensemble FX.
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