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Kristin Mortenson is a member of the Waco and Brazos Valley Symphonies, and is a substitute musician with the Austin Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, and Fort Worth Symphony, with whom she performed on the 2018 Grammy-nominated recording of Pictures at an Exhibition. In the summers she performs with Mozart Festival Texas in San Antonio.
From 2001 to 2015, Ms. Mortenson was Associate Concertmaster of the Topeka Symphony in Kansas. She is a former member of the Austin, Baton Rouge, and Wichita Symphonies. Ms. Mortenson served on the string faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan from 1986 to 2017 and was Concertmaster of the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra for twenty years. She also was Concertmaster of the Kansas Ballet Orchestra (formerly Metropolitan Ballet of Topeka) for over ten years.
Ms. Mortenson has performed with entertainers as diverse as Ray Charles, Bernadette Peters, Mannheim Steamroller, Dionne Warwick, Bob Hope, Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Rich Little, Shirley Jones, Anne Murray, Wayne Newton, Asleep at the Wheel, and the rock band Kansas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin studying with Leonard Posner and completed her BM and MM degrees from Louisiana State University studying with Sally O’Reilly.