Dr. Karlyn Bond, DMA
Chair, Department of Music
Karlyn Bond is the Chair of Westminster’s Music Department and the Director of the Westminster Concert Series. She has recently been instrumental in the formation and implementation of Westminster’s new music major. Her teaching career at Westminster has been diverse—ranging from studio piano and courses in music history and theory; to May term courses in music, literature, art, and various intersections between them. She has also long been among Westminster’s Honors faculty, regularly teaming up with colleagues in English, philosophy, and the visual arts in a team-taught, interdisciplinary seminar in the arts for honors students.
Karlyn is a native of Utah, and has been active in the Salt Lake’s music scene for many years as a soloist and chamber musician. She received her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Walla Walla College where she studied with Leonard Richter. As a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship recipient she earned her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Southern California where she studied with John Perry and completed areas of concentration in piano performance, music history and literature, instrumental collaboration, and analysis of tonal music. Since its inception in 2002, she has also been a board member of the critically acclaimed Intermezzo Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake, a summer series in which she regularly performs. She frequently collaborates with Westminster music faculty and many Utah Symphony Orchestra members, four of whom are fellow members of the piano quartet Quattro Amici: violinist Lun Jiang, violist Roberta Zalkind, violinist/violist David Porter, and cellist Pegsoon Whang.
In her spare time Karlyn likes to read, walk, hike, travel, shop, and watch baseball.