"The “Evening Concert” began with Dr. Kris Palmer playing the alto flute accompanied by piano on 'Nicht Schnell,' which despite the title (“not fast” in German) went by perhaps too fast as hearing the alto flute as a feature is not a common occurrence. Dr. Palmer played to the piece’s strengths and let the audience enjoy the rich tone of the alto."- Steven Weinmann

Noted for her performances of music from the eighteenth century, Dr. Palmer has performed the concerti of C.P.E. Bach and Mozart in the United States and Europe, and she is the author of the book, Ornamentation According to C.P.E. Bach and J.J. Quantz. She released her solo CD, Versailles, on the Stillwater Sound label featuring her own arrangements of seventeenth and eighteenth century French music. American Music Teacher Magazine writes, "Clearly, Palmer is knowledgeable about ornamentation...her knowledge of the subject is very thorough."

Dr. Palmer can be heard in soprano, Helene Zindarsian's latest album, Janabar, featuring Armenian Liturgical selections. She has appeared in recitals for the past twelve years with pianist Dmitriy Cogan throughout Northern California, and she collaborates with guitarist, Steve Lin and cellist, Shain Carrasco in Black Cedar in a seven-city Northern California concert tour, Fall 2012.

Dr. Palmer earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University. She has studied with Carol Wincenc, Leone Buyse, Walfrid Kujala, Aralee Dorough, John Thorne, the late Roger S. Stevens, and Gaetano Schiavone in Rome, Italy. She is a former member of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Music Teachers National Association
  • National Flute Association
  • Music Teachers Association of California
  • Musicians Union Local 6
  • Junior Bach Festival
  • San Francisco Flute Society

Serviced Areas

  • Queen of the Holy Rosary School of Music in Fremont, California

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  • Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Kris Palmer - Doctorate of Musical Arts
  City Fremont , CA
  Zip Code 94539
  Address 43326 Mission Boulevard
  Phone Number (650) 868-3150

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Kris Palmer - Doctorate of Musical Arts

Flute and Recorder Instruction

Dr. Palmer has 19 years teaching experience and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Awards include 2nd prize in the NFA Young Artist Competition, 1st prize in the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition, a Special Presentation Award from Artists International, solo recording artist, and published music author.

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