Registrar and Violin
Kiersten Moser has long been associated with The bART Center for Music. She began studying violin through The bART’s Barthelmes Conservatory program at the age of 13 after playing viola in her school’s orchestra for two years. She was an active student of the Conservatory program through high school graduation, eventually studying and performing alongside many of her own bART peers at The University of Tulsa, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance.
Kiersten loves being a vital part of the organization that helped foster and grow her musical voice. As Registrar, she takes joy in knowing that she is a part of the process in empowering others to pursue their artistic interests and passions.
Kiersten has been an instructor with The bART Center for Music since Fall 2016. Her style of teaching is primarily Suzuki-based. Kiersten believes that making an emotional connection to the music and strengthening the musical ear is one of the most important things in being a performer, and fostering correct technique is not overlooked in this, but strongly emphasized in lessons. As a composer, she believes that students should have an approach to playing that seeks to understand and interpret musical direction.
Outside of her job at The bART, she also performs with the Signature and Bartlesville Symphonies, as well as with the band at Temple Israel, Save The Date Musicians, and others. An active composer, she has written music for the OK Electric Festival for the past two years (one in collaboration with David Broome). She has also recently completed a piece for string quartet and harp for the 10th anniversary of Swedish audiovisual project iamamiwhoami, to be released and to complete the larger collective fan project Echoes of Our Past this December 2020. Currently, she is working on audiovisual projects inspired by personal “footage” and experiences from the COVID-19 quarantine.
In her free time, Kiersten likes to do a variety of things, including spending time outdoors, painting, photography, and most of all, listening to music! She also loves hanging out with her sweet husband Josiah and her adorable cat, Raven.