Collegiate Affiliation

Affiliate Faculty: Horn

Caroline Lemen, Horn, has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota School of Music since 2004. Ms. Lemen is an active freelance horn player in the Twin Cities, working frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra as an extra and substitute musician. She has traveled with the orchestra on many of their national and international tours, as well as performed on various recordings. Ms Lemen has also been an extra musician with the SPCO. She is a member of the Musical Offering, the Twin Cities oldest chamber music ensemble, performing the Brahms Horn Trio, the Mozart Horn Quintet and the Schubert Octet in recent seasons. Caroline can also be heard in the orchestras of touring shows at the Ordway Theater, such as The Sound of Music, Spamalot and White Christmas. She is also on the faculty of Macalester College as Instructor of Horn, and maintains a private studio of high school students.

Before coming to the St.Paul/Minneapolis area, Ms. Lemen was a member of the New Orleans Symphony from 1984-1987 as Assistant Principal Horn. She has also performed as an extra musician with the Oregon Symphony, The Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, The Santa Fe Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Syracuse Symphony and the Vermont Symphony.

Caroline received her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education at SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music, and a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Her major teachers were Gail Williams, CSO; Richard Oldberg, CSO and Roy Schaberg, Crane School of Music.