Karen B. Segal
125 Cambon Dr. #3H
San Francisco CA  94132
(415) 987-5062

Teaching Experience

Band Director 2013-Present
Raoul Wallenberg High School, 40 Vega St. San Francisco CA 94115
Grades 9-12

Pop/Rock Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Digital Music Production & Ukulele Club

Partnerships: GRAMMY-in-the-schools, SFJAZZ, SF Symphony, Little Kids Rock, Mercury Soul, SF Performances, SF Conservatory of Music, Notes for Notes, Capp St. Community Music Center, San Francisco Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts 

Band Director 2007-2013

Brandeis Hillel Day School, 655 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco CA 94132
Beginning Concert Band (Grades 4-5); Middle School Jazz Band (Grade 6-8) 

Band Director & General Music Teacher 2011-2013
Nea Community Learning Center, Alameda CA 
General Music Instruction (Grades 4-5); Middle & High School Band (Grade 6-12) 

Band Director 2000- 2002

Luther Burbank Middle School, 325 La Grande Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112 

Concert Band (Grades 6-8)

General Music Teacher & Band Director 1997- 2000

PS 207/149 Harlem, New York City, NY (Grades K-5) 

Music Camps

GirlsRock! Camp Director 2012 - present
Blue Bear School of Music, Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 


Girls' Jazz & Blues Camp Faculty 2015

Jazzschool, Berkeley CA


Ms. Segal's Band Camp Director 2011-2013
Ms. Segal's Band Camp, San Francisco CA 


Dalton School Summer Camp, Music Director 1998
Dalton School Summer Camp, New York City, NY 


General Music Teacher 2011

Live Oak School, 155 Mariposa, San Francisco CA (Grades K-8) 

Song Leader 2004-2010
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores, San Francisco CA (Grades K-8) 

Jazz Artist In Residence 2010  
JCC Macabbi ArtsFest, San Rafael CA (Grades 9-12) 

Jazz Combo Conductor 2018  
San Francisco Unified School District

Substitute Teacher 1995-1996
Los Angeles Unified School District
South Central Los Angeles (Grades K-5)


Masters of Music (M.M) Boston University 2013

Masters of Music Education (M.M.Ed) Boston University 2013

Masters of Education (M.Ed) University of California Los Angeles 1998    

Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Music/Jazz History Hampshire College, Amherst MA 1994

Diploma With Honors Musicians Institute, Los Angeles CA 1993



CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) Multiple Subject Teaching Credential     

CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) Music Credential

CLAD (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Certification  

Orff Schulwerk Level 1, New York City OSA 1997



Dreamcatcher Award for Secondary Arts Education 2018

San Francisco Unified School District, Dept of Visual & Performing Arts 

Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice Honor Roll 2015

Fulbright Award European Jazz performance U.S. State Department  2010

Dean's Scholarship Award UCLA Graduate School of Education 1996


Conference Presentations

Rockfest 2015 Presentation "Advanced Guitar Techniques," CSU Fort Collins, CO

Rockfest 2015 Poster Session "What Is Modern Band?" CSU Fort Collins, CO