Upon completion of her degree in 1998, Ms. Voigts joined The United States Air Force Band of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, one of the two premier musical units of the Air Force. During her time with the band she served as clarinet player (including E-flat and bass clarinet) in the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Marching Band, and was a founding member of the Solar Winds Clarinet Quartet. Kariann was a soloist with the Concert Band on national tours and is featured on the band’s recent CD Hands Across the Sea and the upcoming Solar Winds CD Golden Door. Ms. Voigts was also responsible for the preparation and presentation of a clinic on clarinet instruction given at the Colorado Music Educators Association Convention. For her distinguished service with the band, Ms. Voigts was a recipient of the United States Air Force Commendation Medal.
Kariann’s professional orchestral playing experience includes the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Cedar Rapids Symphony, and, most recently, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Major teachers include Jack Graham, Howard Klug, Eli Eban, Bil Jackson, and Dennis Smylie. Kariann has maintained a private woodwind teaching studio throughout her career with an emphasis in clarinet.