Department of Music

Karl Knapp

Assistant Professor of Cello/Low Strings
karl.knapp@alaska.edu
UAF Fine Arts Building  Studio 221
907-474-5010

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.