Clinical Associate Professor
Aural Skills, Sight Singing, Class Piano, Music Appreciation, & Choral Music
Nataša Kaurin-Karača is a Clinical Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University where she teaches Aural Skills, Class Piano, Music Appreciation, and Choral Music. In addition to her teaching and conducting at OSU, Nataša is a music director of Stillwater Chamber Singers – a vibrant group of advanced singers from Oklahoma. She was also one of the first directors of “Frontiers,” ensemble for contemporary music. Her music education is rooted in the Eastern European choral and solfeggio traditions, and her early training in Kodaly aural skills methods shaped her current research interests which encompass different approaches to aural skills acquisition and pedagogy.
Nataša’s teaching experiences include leading music education and choral programs at the elementary, high school and college levels in Bosnia and the United States. Prior to coming to Oklahoma State University she worked as an Artist in Residence for the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus, Ohio and sang with the National Theater Opera Chorus in her native Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Nataša received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Education from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and her Masters of Music degree in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. She was a selected participant in masterclasses and took individual studies with renowned artists, such as Simon Carrington, Charles Bruffy, Dale Warland, Robert Sund, Marguerite L. Brooks and Jaakko Maantyarvi.