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Karen Belisle-Foreman
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music
Piano

CAREER SUMMARY

Owner/Director/Instructor - Lompoc School of Music - Lompoc, CA
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Music Teachers National Association, MTNA
Hall of Fame Award - American College of Musicians - Austin, TX
Piano Adjudicator, Guest of Ministry of Culture, Harbin, China; Young Musicians International Piano Competition
Piano Adjudicator for the National Fraternity of Student Musicians
Piano Adjudicator for MTAC Certificate of Merit Music Evaluation Programs, Southern & Northern, CA
State and District Music Judge for the National PTA Reflections Program
Chairperson for the National Guild of Piano Teachers' Lompoc Center
Founder - Past Chair for the National Guild of Piano Teachers' Santa Maria & Arroyo Grande Centers
Piano Performance Judge for the Arts Outreach APPLAUSE Young Artists Program in Santa Ynez
Piano Performance Judge for MTAC Bernice Bernard Memorial Scholarship Award
Piano Performance Judge for National Federation of Music Clubs, Southern California
Piano Performance Judge for Music Teachers' National Association, CAPMT, CCMTA
Honor Roll - National Guild of Piano Teachers
Certified Instructor of Piano, National Guild of Piano Teachers
State College Credentialed Teacher of Private and Class Piano
Artist-in-Residence Elementary Music Instructor for Lompoc Unified School District
Music Instructor for Buellton Elementary School District, Oak Valley School
Music teacher for City Parks and Recreations programs - Preschool and keyboards. Lompoc & Buellton
Government Contracted Music Instructor for Youth Center VAFB and Moffett Field AFB
Recitalist. Solo piano literature: Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Music
Piano Instructor for nearly 40 yrs

EDUCATION

B.A. With Distinction in Music, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
· Emphasis in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, Music History and Theory
  A.A. in Music, Dean's Scholar, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA 1977

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND MEMBERSHIPS

FACULTY

Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA - Associate Professor of Music
     1994 present
Cerro Coso College, Ridgecrest, CA - Associate Professor of Music
     1989 - 90
American College of Musicians, Austin TX - Board of Judges
     1996 present

MEMBERSHIPS

National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT) Faculty Member
Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC)
Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA)
California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT)
Central Coast Music Teachers' Association (CCMTA)
Part-time Faculty Association

ACCOMPANIST POSITIONS

Lompoc Unified School District, Lompoc, CA Lompoc Middle School 1986 - 87
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1979 - 81
La Purisima Catholic Church, Lompoc, CA 1972 - 73, 1976 79
Various weddings, Lompoc 1976 - present
Academy of Our Lady of Guam Girls Choir, 1974 - 75
Lompoc Senior High School Freshman and Concert Choir, 1972 - 73

CHORAL DIRECTOR POSITION

La Purisima Catholic Church, Lompoc, CA 1976-79

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

Music, Novel Reading, Writing, Sketching, Traveling

     

Located in the Mosby Building,
601 East Ocean Ave., Suites 9

Lompoc, California, 93436

For more information call Karen C. Foreman, NCTM Director: (805) 736-9933