Karen Ritscher, based in New York City, currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, the New York University Steinhardt School, and the Chautauqua Institution. She is recognized internationally as a leading pedagogue, solo and chamber musician, and new music collaborator. The New York Times has cited her for her “superior musicianship.”
She has served on the faculties of many conservatories and universities, including the New England Conservatory of Music, Rice University Shepherd School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Boston University.
Her students play in many of the major orchestras of the United States, Europe and Korea. They are members of numerous prize-winning string quartets, as well as hold faculty positions in many prestigious universities and conservatories.
Karen has been in love with the 5Rhythms® movement practice for over twenty years and has been teaching it since 2011. Karen attended the last teacher training that developer Gabrielle Roth offered. As a clinician, she often combines 5Rhythms and music, designed especially for performing musicians.
Read Karen’s articles The Holistic Bow-Arm, Revisiting Collé, and Let’s Be Knockleheads!