Menu
Photo of Karl Olsen

Karl Olsen

Adjunct Instructor of Double Bass

Paul W. Ogle Center 080
Phone: (812) 941-2436
kpolsen@indiana.edu

Biography

Karl Olsen (bass) began his musical studies in Suzuki Violin, in Wausau, Wisconsin. Mr. Olsen started double bass studies in 1991 with David Dunn at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. While earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree he also taught at the Wausau Conservatory of Music and freelanced with regional Big Bands.

Mr. Olsen then began orchestral studies in earnest, enrolling at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While working with Professor Bruce Bransby at IU, Mr. Olsen continued his teaching both privately and as an IU Associate Instructor. Between 1996 and 2001 Mr. Olsen completed a Master of Music degree and began Doctoral studies. Mr. Olsen also performed regularly as Assistant Principal in the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras, Principal Bass of the IU Philharmonic, New Music Ensemble and Baroque Orchestras, while earning fellowships and Principal positions at various Music Festivals, studying with Gary Karr and Stuart Sankey, and master classes with Paul Ellison, Lawrence Hurst, Murray Grodner, Edgar Meyer, Bertram Turetzky, Maximilian Dimoff and Albert Laszlo.

In September of 2001 Mr. Olsen joined the illustrious New World Symphony Orchestra, a fellowship training orchestra under the baton of Michael Tilson-Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

On October 16th, 2001, Karl Olsen won a position in the Bass Section of the Louisville Orchestra. Since then Mr. Olsen has joined the faculty of the Indiana University Southeast Music Department, the IU Southeast Summer String Clinic, and the Bowling Green(KY) String Academy.

Campus Events

THE LORDS OF 52nd STREET

THE LORDS OF 52nd STREET

February 22nd, 2020

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

February 22nd, 2020

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Softball vs. Oakland City

Softball vs. Oakland City

February 23rd, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

February 23rd, 2020

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Softball vs. Oakland City

Softball vs. Oakland City

February 23rd, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stage One Family Theatre: JACKED!

Stage One Family Theatre: JACKED!

February 24th, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stage One Family Theatre: JACKED!

Stage One Family Theatre: JACKED!

February 24th, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CAB presents: TRONsystem CUBE

CAB presents: TRONsystem CUBE

February 24th, 2020

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stage One Family Theatre: JACKED!

Stage One Family Theatre: JACKED!

February 25th, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2020 Graduation Fair

2020 Graduation Fair

February 25th, 2020

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

See All Events » Submit an Event »