Karen Boe
Senior Lecturer

  • Office Location: Center Of The Arts 2013
  • Phone: (262) 472-5624
  • Email: boek@uww.edu
  • Department(s): Music
Karen Boe


Master and Bachelor of Music degrees, Juilliard;  Doctoral degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison


Karen Boe, a Minnesota native, was a William Petschek scholarship student and teaching fellow in piano at the Juilliard School, where she received her Master and Bachelor of Music degrees. While completing her doctoral degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison under Howard Karp, she also served as a member of the piano faculty. Previous teachers include William Masselos, Leonard Shure, Sophia Rosoff, and Aube Tzerko. Ms. Boe has performed extensively, including solo and collaborative concerts in Alice Tully Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Juilliard Theatre in New York, the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee, guest recitals at Northwestern University, Luther College, Illinois Wesleyan College, and Oberlin College, and numerous concerts in Spain and France. Locally, she has performed both on chamber works live on Wisconsin Public Radio's WERN, as well as on faculty guest recitals at UW-Madison, and performed on the Music Mosaics Faculty Series at UW-Whitewater. She was awarded the Academic Staff University-wide Teaching Award, and has numerous piano competition winners in solo and concerto literature from her private piano studio in Madison.

Classes Taught

Studio Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Collaboration, Class Piano