UI Alum Named Principal Violist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Karl Pedersen, viola

Karl Pedersen named principal viola of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Karl Pedersen, University of Iowa Bachelor of Music 2004, has been named principal violist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio.

After graduating from The University of Iowa, where he studied with Christine Rutledge-Russell, Pedersen went on to complete his Master of Music degree at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He has been a member of the New World Symphony, played with the Kansas City Symphony, and has also served as principal at Breckenridge Music Festival the past two years. The School of Music extends its warm congratulations to Karl.

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