Department of Music

Karl Knapp

Assistant Professor of Cello/Low Strings
UAF Fine Arts Building  Studio 221

Cellist Karl Knapp holds the position of principal cello with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra.  Dr Knapp is also a member of the Alaska Piano Trio and the Alaska Chamber Players.

Dr Knapp’s background as a performer is quite varied.  He has played with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Opera Orchestra, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra.  Having particular affinity and experience as a chamber musician, Dr Knapp performed for 4 years as a member of the Hunt String Quartet, the graduate string quartet in residence at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Dr Knapp also has a background in broadway performance, having played on the national tour of Bernstein’s Wonderful Town.

Dr Knapp holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and University of Wisconsin - Madison.  His primary teachers have been Karl Lavine, Stephen Kartman, Nina Gordon, Uri Vardi, Parry Karp, and members the Pro Arte String Quartet.